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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Semi-Native

Re: “The fourth estate is in peril

The so-called Fourth Estate has fallen for its own "everybody is a victim" nonsense when the real cause is that they've become lazy and cheap. By becoming aggregation platforms and media conglomerates they have lost sight of what it means to be news organizations. Research, fact-finding, and the use of credible sources have been replaced by rumor, innuendo and the citing of the trend of Tweets as some sort of public fact barometer. That crap is not news and thoughtful people can see right through it. The only way to regain respectability is to abandon your lazy habits of the last decade and spend your money on reporters and true journalists - not opinion writers and blowhards. This publication is a case in point, as it has one true journalist - Pam Zubeck - yet it has dozens on the payroll who also dubiously claim the title.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 04/20/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “The fourth estate is in peril

"Journalists on the whole might not be the most likable people, but dishonest they are not."

Hmmm... guess your journalistic education never included "yellow journalism" (1890s), Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, etc. The truth, whether you like it or not, is that most journalism is biased and sensationalized.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Promposals challenge teen boys

Love the article, Laura!

Posted by Judith Posch on 04/20/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Promposals challenge teen boys

So many things are changing. You don't even have to preserve the corsages for keepsakes anymore. We bought wood flower corsages from a local company, Eco Chic Bouquets, for my son's and his date's corsage and boutonnire.

Posted by Jenny Wilson on 04/18/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “The fourth estate is in peril

I concur with the Smith legacy. I taught Alissa and Sam -- they never let other people do their thinking for them. Salut -- fight the good fight.

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Posted by schriendog on 03/22/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

And just how do you think, or suspect (or whatever it is you call your thought process) that Sharia law is coming to a nice little, well-armed, rabidly evangelical burg like Colorado Springs, bobo?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

Bobo, you are a perfect example of what damage that ignorant, poison spewing mysogynist Trump has done. I am sorry for you! It is a terrible thing leaving in fear.

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Posted by Bibi on 10/23/2016 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

Thanks Laura. This is one very important crappy behavior of Trump. Match that with him knowing more than the generals about ISIS, widespread deportation and anti-Planned Parenthood/abortion stance. I have already submitted my ballot and voted for Hillary. And LONG LIVE RBG!

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Posted by missjoanne on 10/22/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

The current hysteria over sharia reminds me of the campaign against the presidential candidacy of Al Smith in 1928, when paranoid opponents claimed, if he were to win the race, the pope would end up ruling America and imposing Catholicism on all citizens.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/22/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

So you fail to mention what Bill Clinton was doing with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval office. Then all the other women that came out and said he either had affairs with, fondaled, assaulted and or raped them over the years, as Hillary supported him by trying to discredit or destroy them. Hummmmm I don't really see the balance in your reasoning.

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Posted by Ben McFall on 10/22/2016 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

So bobo, are you really that scared of the islamists that you think they can take down the USA? Sorry, but I have way more faith in this country than that. Ain't no way those two bit $#!^heads could ever pose a real threat to this great mighty nation. The terror you're showing in that you're scared of their takeover is exactly what they want, but in a nation where Christianity is seen as overly strict, I don't see extreme wahhibism catching on anytime soon.

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Posted by RJ Brown on 10/21/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

Hope you like sharia law.

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Posted by bobo on 10/21/2016 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Is Gazette selling its political coverage?

So its okay to be politically biased if you don't get paid for it? Sorry, but true journalists are objective observers - something that has been increasingly lacking at the CSIndy for the last few years.

As for the Gazette, about the only truth we can agree upon is that its coverage now leans precipitously towards money - regardless of who provides it.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/22/2016 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Is Gazette selling its political coverage?

Double duty of working for the GOP is just like running articles that end up in a book written by the Editor. The G is side stepping transparency issues (editor married to GOP political activist) by re-printing editorials from the other Anschutz owned paper and running.

To cover up the Gazette's blatant right wing stance their conservative followers cry that the paper is liberal.

PS: More like Eric Singer is trying to keep a job and stay pertinent.

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Posted by TruB on 08/22/2016 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Is Gazette selling its political coverage?

Eric Singer ran for office (City Council, I believe) many years ago. Sounds like he's using the Gazette and El Paso GOP to rebuild his base of support for a future run. He would be the Gazette's darling, after all...

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Posted by concernedcitizen80906 on 08/22/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Being Muslim in Colorado Springs

Muslims really need to try understand that they are walking dead by virtue of worshipping one of Satan's alter-egos - the idol of Baal in Mecca - to which they kneel under a crescent moon in their mosques.
The true GOD YHWH, Father of Jesus and all us humans repeatedly destroyed the followers of Baal and His Son, Jesus, repeated this is the fate of idolaters like Muslims in Revelation 22:15.
Unfortunately all Muslims have ears and eyes blocked by Satan and will not open a Bible or listen to any logic or reason and so they walk in Satanic ignorance to their destruction.

It would be a truly Christian act if anyone can get to the young women in the article and have them read Rev 22:15 or 1 Corinthians 6:9 both of which state: '9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men.'

Unfortunately the women will claim any such effort is hate crime just as any homosexual, lesbian or pedophile would if confronted with their fate.
So basically Muslims have to be left to walk to their doom along with homosexuals, lesbians and pedos.

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Posted by Rose White on 08/19/2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Being Muslim in Colorado Springs

Thank you for sharing the wisdom of wise women.

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Posted by TruB on 08/09/2016 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Being Muslim in Colorado Springs

if you have the right to protect this country from turrorists .. try looking in the offices of elected officials ... those are the biggest turrorists which your programmed brain is unwilling to get around .. cognitive dissonance and stockholm syndrome aren't fictional concepts ..

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Posted by Gbox King on 08/04/2016 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Being Muslim in Colorado Springs

And we have the right to protect this country from terrorist that's why the Muslim ban is in place, thank god for that.

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Posted by Jon Scholl on 08/03/2016 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Return of the impostor

Nice!!! Glad to be able to read you again!!!

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Posted by CinG on 07/06/2016 at 8:21 AM

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