• September 22, 2014

Heights reader says media playing part in polarizing, dividing nation

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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 4:30 am

To the Editor:

There are three entities that are ensuring America’s demise into a polarized, divided nation: Congress, media and corporations.

How many KDH readers knew of the fast-food workers’ walkout May 16? People walked off their minimum wage-paying jobs in 150 U.S. cities and 33 countries. Not a word on local, national or cable news.

How many readers knew of Police Commissioner Robert Copeland of New Hampshire, who said, “I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the White House. For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”

He has since resigned, but there was no coverage locally.

Mr. Sterling owner, of the L.A. Clippers, must have sucked up all the print and airwaves regarding his racist views.

What about Texas legislators’ voting records? KDH continually has photo ops of their smiling faces. Did you know in 2014 that Republicans filibustered a bill that would have boosted funding for the VA by $21 billion, expanded benefits and repealed cuts pushed through under the (Rep. Paul) Ryan budget bill?

The 2013 Ryan budget cut $6 billion from veterans benefits; in 2012, Republicans blocked seven other bills that would have helped veterans and the VA and filibustered a bill that would have adjusted VA benefits to keep up with inflation; Republicans filibustered a bill in 2010 that would have provided benefits for homeless veterans.

Do you see a pattern here? Since Benghazi, there have been 81 school shootings in which 66 children were killed. Yet Republicans have held eight official reviews and spent millions in taxpayer money on Benghazi and squashed gun control.

Corporations around the globe own CEOs, the media and Congress.

According to workingamerica.org, between 2000 and today, worker productivity has increased 23 percent adjusted for inflation; wages didn’t increase at all.

These are facts. You might not like them but I promise you, if you ignore them at the ballot box Nov. 4, you haven’t seen the worst.

Patricia Muldrow Roberts

Harker Heights

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2 comments:

  • ImJustSayin posted at 6:45 am on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    ImJustSayin Posts: 67

    Once again, on gun controll - measures will only hurt legal gun owners. Criminals will find a way to get their weapons and use them against citizens that follow the law.
    The events of Benghazi need to be investigated and the people responsible need to be held accountable. If Benghazi was botched byRepublicans you best believe the witch hunt would be on. This matter does not need to be swept under the carpet and the comments by Ms Clinton .... what does it matter ...... yeah well ......
    that says it all

     
  • Roody2 posted at 8:11 am on Sun, May 25, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 255

    Sounds like someone needs a vacation from the news.... again