Skip to comments.Mayor sends protest letter to fed authorities[about Bill Maher and Dan Rather]
Posted on 04/03/2007 3:55:22 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Following a letter to HBOs 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 its important they regulate the communications, Salinas said. Just to let them know that were awake here.
In his letter to Martin, Salinas quotes comments exchanged between Maher and former CBS new anchor Dan Rather in reference to Rathers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
I hope they put the alcalde on the air,^)
“Mayor Raul Salinas sent a similar letter to Federal Communications Commission”
The FCC has no regulation whatsoever over HBO.
The truth hurts.
Los dos Laredos ping!
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I'm sorry, but I'll have to side with Dan Rather on this one.
was it in English???
Only thing I know about the place.
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