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Mayor sends protest letter to fed authorities[about Bill Maher and Dan Rather]
LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 04/03/2007 | ASHLEY RICHARDS

Posted on 04/03/2007 3:55:22 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

Following a letter to HBO’s weekly show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Mayor Raul Salinas sent a similar letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin, making him aware of the “negative coverage” on Laredo.“I just think it’s important they regulate the communications,” Salinas said. “Just to let them know that we’re awake here.”

In his letter to Martin, Salinas quotes comments exchanged between Maher and former CBS new anchor Dan Rather in reference to Rather’s July 2006 trip to Nuevo Laredo. Maher and Rather refer to Nuevo Laredo as a “bad neighborhood.”

The negative report paints Laredo and Nuevo Laredo in the same light, Salinas believes.

“Laredo has suffered enough,” Salinas said in the letter to Martin. “This is a safe, law-abiding metropolis with one of the highest growth rates in the nations and a lot going for it.”

As in his letter to Maher, Salinas’ letter to the FCC also emphasizes the differences between the U.S. and Mexico border cities.

“Laredo is proud of its cultural, historic and geographic ties with Mexico … Still there is a distinct difference between the U.S. and Mexico. Laredo, Texas, has seen a decline in its violent crime statistics and static activity since 2003,” the letter states.

He also asked Martin for equal time on air to inform viewers of the opposing side of the negative commentary that Salinas said has been circulating.

(Ashley Richards may be reached at 728-2538 or by e-mail at ashley@lmtonline.com)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: laredo; maher; rather; texas
It's getting hotter than a Laredo parking lot in August, Dan.

I hope they put the alcalde on the air,^)

1 posted on 04/03/2007 3:55:29 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

“Mayor Raul Salinas sent a similar letter to Federal Communications Commission”

The FCC has no regulation whatsoever over HBO.


2 posted on 04/03/2007 3:59:20 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SwinneySwitch

The truth hurts.


3 posted on 04/03/2007 3:59:46 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Dan Rather and Bill Maher? Talk about irrelevant.
4 posted on 04/03/2007 3:59:46 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Dr. Marten; mickie; digerati; Robert Drobot; GOPPachyderm; Issaquahking; thegreatbeast; ...

Los dos Laredos ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


5 posted on 04/03/2007 4:04:06 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Maher and Rather refer to Nuevo Laredo as a “bad neighborhood.”

I'm sorry, but I'll have to side with Dan Rather on this one.

6 posted on 04/03/2007 4:04:42 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: trumandogz
The FCC has no regulation whatsoever over HBO.

was it in English???

7 posted on 04/03/2007 4:09:42 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: SwinneySwitch
When I was a young wireline engineer working out of Corpus Christi, Texas, in the early 80's, any time we had a job down near Laredo, afterwards some of the guys would run over to Nuevo Larado to sample the pleasures of the young ladies, at a price. Never participated myself, but it was a regular thing for some of them.

Only thing I know about the place.

8 posted on 04/03/2007 4:15:46 PM PDT by Timmy
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To: Dick Vomer

????


9 posted on 04/03/2007 4:30:42 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Timmy

Boystown, the city’s infamous red-light district, is still there but business is slow...


10 posted on 04/03/2007 6:12:53 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
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