Regarding Philip Klein’s “No Terrorism To See Here” and comments by Beverly Gunn, whose son is serving this country in the cause of freedom. How is it that her voice and that of countless proud, albeit concerned mothers across the United States is drowned out by one caterwauling psycho, Cindy Sheehan? I wish to thank you for the times you include her well-reasoned insights from a segment of society we do not hear from often enough. I believe I once referred to it in a phrase no longer in use — salt of the earth.
Beverly Gunn, I salute you on behalf of millions who may never hear your voice but share your patriotism, though you may doubt it in the maelstrom of doomsday talk currently swirling across the land. in this dark time of having few places to hear your message, in addition to the prospect of the barest chance of a Democrat in the White House, we might give serious consideration to the state of news coverage of the war in Iraq. Every newspaper that falls on every doorstep in America is undermining the effort to stop jihad. Form a committee — see the editor — demand fairness. In short we have an enemy or a saboteur beat right here at home. I am surprised it hasn’t occurred to us.p>I think conservatives read the letters column in liberal newspapers, conclude their conservative views would not be given the space. Editors think when they never see the other view, it doesn’t exist. We may have no one to blame but ourselves for not trying to have your opinions know in a liberal leaning paper. Find some conservative friends, buy a block of space to say they cannot get published in their own hometown paper, It can be done. For all that TAS is — for the most part we are preaching to the choir and converting no one. You can’t intimidate a lib website, but you sure can your hometown newspaper. Go to a sympathetic advertiser, ask him to pull his ads if you are not treated fairly. Or ask him to included a patriotic theme to support our nation. It seems Republicans are courtly and correct to a fault. People no longer proudly take their br> son’s picture and a story of his Iraq service and war experiences to their local paper. If papers are regularly confronted about the dearth of such coverage, they will capitulate. Or we could cancel subscriptions en mass and picket the plant. Newspapers are on the downhill chute to oblivion right now — a boycott would be disastrous. Mrs. Gunn says we should sacrifice — how about sacrifice by twisting the tails of our local newspapers for better reportage no We could ask for Monday, Truthday, Wednesday. etc. /p>