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Re: Michael Moore's Message

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lindwood_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Apr 27 2003 - 06:42:00 PDT


I find all of the stifling of freedom of speech to be more than
unsettling...it is the "undertoad" that is unravelling democracy. I
have also become more inhibited about what I say as of late. If I have
one more person come up to me and roll their eyes as they start to talk
about the Dixie Chicks, I think I'll barf all over them! What is
happening to America???
Our news coverage WAS one sided. Did anyone read Ashley Banfield's
speech to some organization (can't remember which one, sorry) a few days
ago? She was talking about how much flack from her network she took
because she interviewed some Iraqi's to ask them what they thought it
would take to truly bring peace to the middle east. They all say that
the Palestinians must receive their state before there can be real
peace. But we don't want to hear that here. It's more important to
discuss our military victory than to talk to scores of Iraqis on the
street about how they feel about what is happening, how they feel, what
they see as their future, etc. I am sorry if this is off topic, but it
is quite disturbing, I agree. I am relieved that the regine has ended
but I am most concerned about how much "daily life" and Iraqi reaction
news has been smothered by our tv media. Listen to NPR, and send them
money!!!

Linda

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