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Re: “Anti-immigration activists rally, preaching mostly to themselves

The greatest thing about the print edition of the Independent is being free from a roving pack of assholes who must throw in their two cents(as if they were worth even that) as comment posts on the article. Since we're here, and since I am pulling about my membership card as I type this, I have to say that I have several problems with this article, and it seems to be an ongoing concern. Which is a troubling thought, since every city(even a small once) should be able to support a discursive independent newspaper for the public. The Indy is generally aimed toward citizens of a more liberal persuasion, which is fine, I'm one of them, but this article is little more than throwing paint at a very complex issue, and it is outright propaganda to undermine the issue by using what you think of as lackluster efforts and results to pad your cause. Not only is that bad journalism, it is unethical, which is a position nobody would like to be in on such a polarizing issue. Covering a protest is fine with me, but when admonishing a group for inflammable "rhetoric", when you are doing the same albeit in your own veiled way, it does nothing in the end but tread water on the issue while the preaching falls to the converted anyhow. Sure, you have all of these posters such as the "blue rider"(which I must admit provokes some image of a phantasmagorical klansmen to me), and I can't take these people seriously anyhow, when one tenet of their argument is the fact that illegals won't learn english, and one post here starts off with: "HERE'S WHAT NEEDS DONE IN NC." Well, he-ell, Leroy, meet me at Gobbler's Neck and we'll throw down. None of the authors that I've seen in the Independent, and none of their detractors for that matter, would qualify to me as a "radical", and yet everyone is quick to point fingers and use touch terms loosely. I implore integrity, which we don't get from the mainstream media, which is all the more reason why need it here.

Posted by black dog on 06/26/2008 at 11:04 AM

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