Media should speak for moderates, too
Fox News gets a large amount of attention from left wingers.
On the other hand, I don’t notice NPR, CNN, or Mother Jones getting much attention from the right.
By focusing so much on this one right-wing source, it would appear they’re acknowledging there’s less of them.
The mainstream media tends to lean Democrat.
Just like with the government, those who don’t consider themselves liberal or conservative (the huge number of Americans who tend to decide elections) are not represented much in the media.
Would it change anything if they did have influence?
I can’t speak for other moderates who don’t consider themselves liberal or conservative, but here are some questions I could see a mainstream media which doesn’t lean Democrat that could be asked:
Given that Blacks suffered greatly from policies Joe Biden helped create, why would the intelligent Barack Obama pick him as vice president? Why do anti-war candidates like Tulsi Gabbard and Howard Dean never become vice president?
Why does peak oil get so much more attention than other resources that are also depleting?
Given the claim that organic produces higher yields in developing countries, food is wasted giving it to farm animals, and vegan food is cheap, why should we believe a mostly vegan and organic diet can’t feed the world?
Since Wall Street gives huge donations to both parties, maybe they should stop donating if voter suppression bothers them.
Black leaders should denounce vulgarity
The BET awards, which highlight Black achievement, awarded Cardi B a Grammy and a Video of The Year award for her Megan Thee Stallion-assisted No. 1 hit “WAP.” A celebration of deviant sexuality was also part of the evening’s festivities.
If you’re like me, who had a hard time keeping up with the cool kids, the acronym “WAP” might bestir a memory from the Dark Ages, when a similar term was used by cloddish xenophobes in regard to Italian immigrants.
No, that would be totally out of place in this gathering, where delicate sensibilities and political correctness charge the atmosphere.
If, like me, you don’t have a confidant who’s not only wise to the ways of the world, but tech-savvy to boot, to provide the lyrical content of this masterpiece.
I’m a bit tongue-tied to even attempt to gently describe the content. Hint: It’s about sex and it’s graphic. Most likely the easiest way to access this, what I would call “trash,” would be your teenagers’ smartphones. Caution: It could provide some mutual embarrassment.
Black leaders should denounce events such as the BET Awards.
They aren’t true allies in helping boost Black society’s PR problem, if one exists. I see them as a Trojan Horse.
Gordon F. Schaufelberg
Caroline Street’s issues are not new
There have been problems on Caroline Street since Caroline Street became the late night place to party in Saratoga Springs.
The commissioner of Public Safety should know this, and I am sure the assistant police chief knows this.
The problems have not started with BLM or are caused by “gangs from Albany.”
The city has been trying to solve this problem for years.
One former Public Safety commissioner tried to get the bars to close earlier. The bars fought this for months and the city backed off.
The city needs to address the problems on Caroline Street, but trying to blame outside influences will not solve the problem.
We are in the summer season, and it is discouraging that the Public Safety commissioner and the assistant police chief seem so unprepared to handle a problem that the city faces every summer.
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