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Wash. Post Publishes FReeper Letter to Editor Re: Liberal Media Bias and Garofalo Awards
The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, May 3, 2003 | Kristinn Taylor

Posted on 05/03/2003 10:32:10 AM PDT by kristinn

Saturday, May 3, 2003; Page A21

The April 27 Style article about the White House correspondents' dinner reported on the lack of Hollywood antiwar activists at the event, noting in contrast with a distinct descriptive paragraph that "the main protest that took place outside the dinner was about . . . tax cuts" by the Fair Taxes for All Coalition, a liberal group opposed to President Bush's proposed tax cuts.

Not reported was a larger, more boisterous demonstration held at the same time across the street from the anti-Bush group. That protest, organized by the conservative D.C. chapter of FreeRepublic.com, criticized liberal bias in the media and featured the announcement of the winners of Free Republic's Garofalo Awards.

SNIP

Reporting only the liberal protest outside the dinner and ignoring the larger conservative one helps to once again reinforce your paper's reputation for liberal bias.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: garofaloawards
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Being that The Post is snippy about full-text articles, this brief missive has been edited for posting. The letter also describes the Garofalos, who won and the TV news coverage of the protests.
1 posted on 05/03/2003 10:32:11 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
as always, as great job..BTW..just curious.....where you contacted by phone or e-mail by the WP to verify who you were, before they printed the letter?
2 posted on 05/03/2003 10:37:19 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: kristinn
Good going. You represented us well on Fox News the other day, too.
3 posted on 05/03/2003 10:37:50 AM PDT by Peach
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To: kristinn
Hey, it's YOUR letter and you can do anything you want with it. Let's see the entire thing. Did they edit it at all? I will NEVER click on the WP website and really really really want to read your entire letter. Pretty please?
4 posted on 05/03/2003 10:38:10 AM PDT by Auntie Mame (Why not go out on a limb, isn't that where the fruit is?)
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To: kristinn
I have seen you alot on Fox lately. Nice job!
5 posted on 05/03/2003 10:42:58 AM PDT by The Mayor ("The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.")
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To: kristinn; tgslTakoma; Angelwood; hellinahandcart; KLT
Good one!
6 posted on 05/03/2003 10:43:25 AM PDT by sauropod (Occupant of the Land of Peasant Living)
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To: kristinn
Way to go! But don't forget to mention Garofalo gave Bill Clinton an award at the "Seeds for Peace". The Kosovo bombings killed about half as many civilians as did freeing Iraq. So don't forget to ask her (or her supporters / anti-war activists) when does it go from being "a great peace-maker" to "as evil as Hussein".
7 posted on 05/03/2003 10:45:08 AM PDT by techcor (Admin Moderator wannabe)
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To: kristinn
Good letter, Kristinn. Im surprised they printed it. Im also surprised they mentioned Bill Clinton was Garafalo winner-considering the fact that the Washington Post enabled, condoned, fostered, shaped, molded, abetted, contributed to, allowed, justified, glorified, and championed the Clinton Occupation.
8 posted on 05/03/2003 10:47:01 AM PDT by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: ken5050
They called me late Thursday afternoon. They told me it would be edited for style and space. I have no complaints. The editing was minimal: style corrections and one redundant sentence edited out.
9 posted on 05/03/2003 10:47:54 AM PDT by kristinn ("Anti-War" Movement is in a Quagmire)
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To: kristinn
Thanks....BTW, can I suggest that for he convenience of those ho read this thread..you post links to threads about the demonstration....
10 posted on 05/03/2003 10:51:14 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: kristinn
Good job as always, kristinn.
11 posted on 05/03/2003 10:53:15 AM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign aka BushBot www.w-04.com)
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To: kristinn
Good job. Your real proof of media bias was quite evident. Wish more people were aware of it. Considering that the Washington Post was owned by the late Katherine Graham Post, one of the biggest, wealthiest, elitists RATS, I wasn't surprised when FR wasn't mentioned. Assume her offspring is running the show at the Post, and continuning their RATS microscopic view.
12 posted on 05/03/2003 10:54:08 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: kristinn
Good going Kristinn!
13 posted on 05/03/2003 10:57:49 AM PDT by grammymoon
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To: Auntie Mame
Once submitted, the letter becomes their's. When they publish it, it really becomes their's.
14 posted on 05/03/2003 10:58:21 AM PDT by kristinn ("Anti-War" Movement is in a Quagmire)
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To: kristinn
Good Post...read the WP, still felt somewhat dirty >400 miles away..."Do you want some Grey Prupon on the CROW to go w/ your whine?"... :)
15 posted on 05/03/2003 10:58:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because your paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: kristinn
In the pantheon of FreeRepublic---First Jim Robinson, then Kristinn.

RD
16 posted on 05/03/2003 10:59:09 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: kristinn
Well done.
17 posted on 05/03/2003 11:00:51 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: lilylangtree
It was a slam dunk case. Publishing this letter is their own way of eating Garofalo....
18 posted on 05/03/2003 11:01:36 AM PDT by kristinn ("Anti-War" Movement is in a Quagmire)
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To: kristinn
Great letter, kristinn!
19 posted on 05/03/2003 11:03:20 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: kristinn
Congratulations for getting your letter published.

The WP, in a way, was forced to hoist itself on its own petard.

20 posted on 05/03/2003 11:04:26 AM PDT by thinktwice
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To: kristinn
The WashPost "title" writers have a problem, too! Their title, "RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE," should have been something more to the point such as "LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS EXPOSED."

Oh, well. I'm happy that they published your letter. Good job.
21 posted on 05/03/2003 11:07:19 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops!)
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To: ken5050
Good idea. Here's the link to the NewsMax thread.

And here's the link to the Fox and Friends thread.

22 posted on 05/03/2003 11:14:11 AM PDT by kristinn ("Anti-War" Movement is in a Quagmire)
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To: kristinn
Excellent!

Thanks for all you DC guys do.
23 posted on 05/03/2003 11:21:26 AM PDT by RJCogburn (Yes, I will call it bold talk for a......)
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To: kristinn
Nice going!
24 posted on 05/03/2003 11:27:27 AM PDT by clintonh8r (You can have no better friend and no worse enemy than a U.S. Marine.)
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To: kristinn
I saw you, I believe it was Wednesday morning, on Fox and Friends, while I was getting ready for work.

Thoroughly enjoyed the segment. You were great!! ;-)

25 posted on 05/03/2003 11:37:03 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: kristinn
You did a GREAT job on Fox and Friends the other day. I was so proud to be a Freeper, I was beaming all day! Job Well Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the man!
26 posted on 05/03/2003 11:46:26 AM PDT by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary, Mistress of Darkness? Me Neither!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: kristinn
I just read the letter in the paper and came over to the computer to see if it was already posted. Well done.
27 posted on 05/03/2003 11:54:35 AM PDT by ironman
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To: kristinn
Excellent!!!!!
28 posted on 05/03/2003 12:00:04 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: kristinn
You just keep slapping them down, kristinn. They're like Schmoos and keep popping right back up. I think they've met their match in you, though! LOL!
29 posted on 05/03/2003 12:11:54 PM PDT by WaterDragon (Only America has the moral authority and the resolve to lead the world in the 21st Century.)
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To: kristinn
Saw you on FOX and FRIENDS! Great job there !!
A big whoo hoo for getting your letter published.
30 posted on 05/03/2003 12:14:41 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: kristinn
Here's a link to a transcript of Janeane Garofolo's appearance on The View where, in an effort to make us forget her recent stupidities, she tried to appear light & silly, saying things like: "Bill O'Reilly has a crush on me", and other inanities. It was a desperate attempt to divert us away from her recent war statements, because as everyone knows, the public has a short memory (except here on FR, of course).

The transcript starts about halfway down the page.

DogEggs

BTW, thanks to whoever originally posted this link. I got it from another FReeper thread, and thought it would fit in here.

31 posted on 05/03/2003 12:18:46 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: kristinn
Great job, Kristinn!
32 posted on 05/03/2003 1:18:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (FReepers are the GReatest!!)
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To: cardinal4; Angelwood; kristinn
I'm also surprised they mentioned Bill Clinton was Garafalo winner-considering the fact that the Washington Post enabled, condoned, fostered, shaped, molded, abetted, contributed to, allowed, justified, glorified, and championed the Clinton Occupation.

You know what struck my funny-bone about how the vote count went, as regards the ranking of the Garofalo Award winners, was that Bill Clinton and Michael Moore tied for fifth (not fourth or ninth, etc.).

Clinton "took the fifth," so-to-speak.

33 posted on 05/03/2003 1:35:24 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: kristinn
Hey Good Lookin' ;) Seems like you should be on MSNBC more oft too!!! Great job Kristinn!
34 posted on 05/03/2003 1:36:26 PM PDT by JustPiper (Fire the UN! Revoke their lease!!!)
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To: cardinal4
I think with CNN, CBS and now ABC, particularly Peter Jennings and then Joe covering all the liberal bias media on his show, they are trying to feign fairness ;)
35 posted on 05/03/2003 1:37:26 PM PDT by JustPiper (Fire the UN! Revoke their lease!!!)
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To: kristinn
Three Taxman Bravo Zulus!

1. The FReep;
2. Your sterling performance on Fox; and
3. Your letter to the editor.
36 posted on 05/03/2003 1:39:59 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: tgslTakoma
Clinton "took the fifth," so-to-speak.

Once a DIRTPOTUS, always a DIRTPOTUS.

37 posted on 05/03/2003 1:55:20 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: kristinn
Thank you from all of us. You stand up for America in print and electronic media (I was proud to be FReeper while I watched you on Fox and Friends) and make our points with fact and logic. The left can never follow your act. Thank you from a veteran and Infinite FReeper from MO.
38 posted on 05/03/2003 1:56:33 PM PDT by zip (I love being right.)
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To: kristinn
Great job.
39 posted on 05/03/2003 2:28:04 PM PDT by jagrmeister
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To: kristinn


For FReep, Fox appearance, and this letter and all that you do for freedom.

40 posted on 05/03/2003 2:29:15 PM PDT by Paul Ross (From the State Looking Forward to Global Warming! Let's Drown France!)
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To: kristinn
Great work!!

Much thanks and a heartfelt appreciation for all that you do for our magnificent country.

God bless you!
41 posted on 05/03/2003 2:37:27 PM PDT by Beth (God bless Pres. GW Bush, our troops, and Free Republic!)
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To: kristinn
Great job as always. I wish I lived in DC.
42 posted on 05/03/2003 3:24:37 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: kristinn
*** Once submitted, the letter becomes their's. When they publish it, it really becomes their's. ***

Couldn't you post the letter here as, "This is what I wrote to the WP"?
43 posted on 05/03/2003 3:27:43 PM PDT by CPOSharky (This post displayed with 100% recycled electrons.)
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To: kristinn
If you but print out your letter and send it via "real" mail, it still belongs to you no matter how many times they publish it. In fact you can ask for your letter to be returned, and if they refuse, you can go to court to have it returned. (There will be some balancing of costs here and there, of course).
44 posted on 05/03/2003 6:16:25 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lilylangtree
Kate Graham owned the WarshPost. When she died her fortune passed, more or less, to her one son, Donald Graham.

He's a Vietnam Vet. Seems to have picked up some strange political ideas over there - the kind the "enemy" believed. Maybe he "went over"? No one really knows, but the WarshPost became a regular rah-rah chorus for totalitarians throughout the world when young Don moved into WarshPost management.

The WarshPost, it's employees, it's owners, and even it's truckdrivers cannot be trusted within the context of traditional American values, way of life and principles of government and freedom.

45 posted on 05/03/2003 6:20:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kristinn
Excellent letter, bump...

(Some day I'll have to join you all again at a D.C. Freep...)

46 posted on 05/03/2003 7:04:51 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: kristinn
Terrific!The message got through!
47 posted on 05/03/2003 7:08:00 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: devildogO341; JamesParmelee; Dave Dilegge; BufordP; ironman; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; leadpenny; ...
D.C. Chapter ping!
48 posted on 05/05/2003 6:01:16 AM PDT by kristinn ("Anti-War" Movement is in a Quagmire)
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To: kristinn
AWESOME!!! I feel special to just know you, Mr. T. Now I want to hear you say "I pitty the fool who disses FreeRepublic!"
49 posted on 05/05/2003 6:40:06 AM PDT by Xthe17th (FREE THE STATES. Repudiate the 17th amendment!)
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To: kristinn
attaboy
50 posted on 05/05/2003 9:10:53 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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