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July 18, 2013

What can I say? A letter written by Mr. Weigle, “The Expert”, was discussed online and discovered that it was a satirical piece that has been embraced by right wingers as factual and true....

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Ritty77

Jul-18-13 4:30 AM

Mr. Reeder asks, "What can I say?" He then provides the answer: Nothing of any value.

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Garben78

Jul-18-13 5:28 AM

Here's a tissue for you reeder wipe your sorry self and compose yourself and grow a pair and quit your whining and well maybe just we don't care what you think or do

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VinceKnauff

Jul-18-13 5:50 AM

Yet Liberals of Chuck's ilk listen to MSNBC and CNN every day where equally false and slanted opinion is presented as news. And they then write that dreck in LTE's here so they can show our corner of the world how ignorant of fact they are.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-18-13 6:45 AM

Mr. Reeder, not everyone reads the comments online. You would have serve yourself, and your liberal cause more justice if you would have just explained why Mr. Weigle's letter was in fact not true.

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VinceKnauff

Jul-18-13 7:03 AM

Gunny - you are asking Chuck to do something he is incapable of, judging by his history of comment here. He never cites fact to support his opinions. To him and his bent, saying something is false is all the proof needed and asking for facts to support an opinion is taken by him as a personal offense.

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CitizenX

Jul-18-13 7:34 AM

To use 2 clichés: Reeder says:

" A letter written by Mr. Weigle, "The Expert"

Cliché #1---Mr Pot meet Mr Kettle

Garben says:

"maybe just we don't care what you think or do"

Cliché #2:

Mr or Ms Garben, you hit the nail squarely on the head!

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SteelerFan

Jul-18-13 8:11 AM

Nothing here, move along.

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JohnZook

Jul-18-13 10:20 AM

The way I read it, the name of the LTE was "the Expert", not saying that Weigle was an expert. Reeder's mindset is that of the mob terrorizing today's cities and citizens. It's a "I'm right and you're wrong" mindset, "so agree with me".

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Shulski

Jul-18-13 12:15 PM

Vinceknauf. How are people who listen to MSNBC and CNN all day any different than people who listen to Fox News all day? Aren't both sides just strengthening what they believe? Maybe people who watch CNN and MSNBC should switch over to Fox. And people who watch Fox can switch over to CNN and MSNBC. Me, personally, I like Time magazine and the Sun-Gazette. Print media is where it's at for me.

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KrazyK

Jul-18-13 12:49 PM

The liberal/conservative debate over printed letters needs to remain in the comments section of this website. The majority of SG readers are not aware of this forum and the daily childish mud-slinging within it. Both sides need to keep that part of it out of print.

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wwhickok

Jul-18-13 1:34 PM

I guess perhaps part of my issue as a "political commentor" and part of the reason I don't 'label' myself is that I can't say that I completely understand what defines a "Liberal" and a "Conservative" or a "Democrat" and a "Republican".

Like I've said before, I tend to look at each individual issue and form my own opinion. I try not to get caught up in labels, again perhaps because I don't entirely understand them (so if you want to take the time to explain them by all means go for it), but I think there is far too much bickering between "Conservatives" and "liberals", so much in fact that at some point you sort of forget what you were arguing about.

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wwhickok

Jul-18-13 1:36 PM

KrazyK you're completely right. I'm sure people reading the paper today were like "wtf is that all about?" and the rest of us are thinking "oh god here we go again" because we already know.

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eriklatranyi

Jul-18-13 1:46 PM

I welcome Mr Reeder's efforts to attract more participation in the SG online discussions.

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VinceKnauff

Jul-18-13 1:50 PM

How are people who listen to MSNBC and CNN all day any different than people who listen to Fox News all day?

Tell me that Fox isn't a lot closer to the center than CNN or MSNBC are? MSNBC doesn't even try to make their programming sound like news anymore. Every story they report is presented with the angle of how it affects Obama. They do not cover stories that make Obama and Democrats look bad.

Fox News is a right leaning counter to CNN and MSNBC. The biggest reason Liberals hate Fox is that they dare report news that make Obama and Democrats look bad. Notice that Liberals never really say that stories on Fox are false.

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rick424

Jul-18-13 3:58 PM

"Tell me that Fox isn't a lot closer to the center than CNN or MSNBC are?"

You are joking.

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SteelerFan

Jul-18-13 4:18 PM

Shulski: 'And people who watch Fox can switch over to CNN and MSNBC.'

Causes my head to explode after only 10 minutes.

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SteelerFan

Jul-18-13 4:22 PM

Fox News is center-right, CNN center-left, MSNBC far left, IMHO

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WKnapp

Jul-18-13 4:29 PM

rick424

Jul-18-13 3:58 PM

"Tell me that Fox isn't a lot closer to the center than CNN or MSNBC are?"

You are joking.

Explain. Fox employs many more liberals than any of the liberal "news" sources employ of real conservatives. The liberal slanted "news" channels may employ a few RINOes, and CLAIM them to be conservative. However, Republican and conservative are not NEARLY as interchangeable as are Democrat and liberal. Republican liberals are just far less rabid about their liberalism than their Democrat counterparts, so that makes them 'conservative' by comparison. A liberal Democrat and a liberal Republican have the same destination in mind, just a different ETA.

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