GOP is far removed from party of Lincoln
From WDGJ to Fox, right wing media uses the derogatory term RINO to describe any Republican who isn’t loyal to Trump in an attempt to purge them from this new “party of Lincoln,” which is no longer bound by their oath to “…support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s claim that his is “the party of Lincoln” is intended to reinforce public belief in its legitimacy as a major political party.
But when the first Republican president waged a civil war to preserve the Union, while the last Republican president incited an insurrection to destroy that Union, it’s time to ask at long last whether McCarthy has any sense of decency.
Today’s Republican Party, though purportedly a political party, is no longer “the party of Lincoln.” It is, in fact, an instrumentality of a conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States. The real RINOs are the traitors who violated their oath of office, pledged allegiance to an unstable authoritarian, embraced the Big Lie and belong to a political party with a fascist ideology that threatens our national security.
Silly signage leaves a visitor guessing
Here’s a silly letter to start 2022.
If you drive to Schenectady on Route 5 from Scotia (part of the town of Glenville), the sign on the Western Gateway Bridge reads, “Glenville.”
Every other community in the universe posts a sign as you enter. So presumably “Glenville” is one of those river islands one can see on the river below.
No wait, you can’t see because the bridge builders blocked our view going in that direction.
Now reverse course and drive from Schenectady to Scotia on Route 5 over the same Western Gateway Bridge. Now you are greeted with a sign that says, “Rotterdam.”
At least now you can see the river below, but where is Rotterdam? It’s not the city of Schenectady I just left, nor is it the town of Scotia I just entered. One wonders where Glenville and Rotterdam are.
Paper needs more balanced coverage
In a truly unbiased newspaper, the news stories would be just that – news stories, who, what, where, when, why, and how.
The Op-Ed pages would be divided evenly between conservative and liberal viewpoints.
Unfortunately, that isn’t currently the case with The Gazette.
When you switched over from the New York Times and Washington Post to the Associated Press, I was hoping for a return to impartial reporting. Instead, it’s just as bad, if not worse.
There’s no reason to add needless adjectives and adverbs to the news stories, such as “Trump FALSELY claims…”, or “…the DEBUNKED claim involving Hunter Biden’s laptop…” One from October really rankled me “…he joined lawmakers pushing UNSUPPORTED THEORIES ABOUT COVID-19 IMMUNITY.”
That would be natural immunity, which appears to be scientifically accepted in every country in the world except one.
The proper way to deal with this is as follows: “Trump claims …, however, John Doe from [agency XYZ] says that …” You can then add a quote from the other side if needed. The only time you should add an adverb to the story is if the claim is 100% false, like claiming that the Earth is flat, or that the Sun revolves around it. Your Op-Ed pages are at least 10-1 in favor of radical Democrats. How about bringing that down to 5-1 or lower? You shouldn’t have to wait a week to read a column from the conservative viewpoint. Also, how about nixing all editorials that refuse to distinguish between illegal and legal immigration?
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