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Since I am trying to slow down for this week ... I am putting all of you to work on the blog. Here are some of the e-mails I have received the last few days and, as always, I just grab some … I don't try and push a particular agenda ... the picks are random.
E-mail No. 1
I agree with the person who wrote about Amber Frey. She and Gloria ... framed him along with his family. You newscasters should be ashamed of yourselves, for you prevented him from having a fair trial. Freedom of press does not mean freedom to slander, and to convict even before an arrest, a charge, or a trial. You all have sold your souls, for the bottom line, the dollar, of which you love so much — more than truth.
E-mail No. 2
Want a good story?
I've lost $250,000 in one year playing online poker.
I got the enough experience to know exactly how the system works.
I can show you something that will rock the Online Poker RNG system.
I can show you 2 results that shows Online Poker is More than Luck and Chance.
There's nothing RNG about there systems.
People like me are getting taken to the cleaners
Lets get it properly run, or get it stopped.
I lost 250,000 in stocks in 4 years and 250,000 in online poker in 1 year!
It's simply a bias system. I can prove it.
If not interested in the story, pass it to someone who is.
E-mail No. 3
Hello Greta. I'm writing from Belhaven, North Carolina with regards to your coverage of the Scott Peterson trial. Prior to the trial, I did not watch your show, but now, I try not to miss it. I will truly miss Jim Hammer, Laura Ingle, Ted Williams, Jeanine Pirro, Bernie Grimm (and yes, Jeff, too). Have you considered offering this type of coverage with the Dentist Murder trial? I hope to see the panel again.
ANSWER: The panel will not go far. I will use them on many other legal issues when appropriate.
E-mail No. 4
I recently heard a reporter state that the military was having trouble keeping track of Iraqis on the base where the suicide bomber killed and injured many inside a mess tent. Don't they issue I.D.s or fingerprint nationals who have access to a military facility? Also I would like to know if the president, v.p., or any of his cabinet have any relatives serving in Iraq or Afghanistan in the "front lines?" And maybe when Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld personally signs the condolence cards for the relatives of those lost he should add "Mission Accomplished"!
ANSWER: I don't know if any high-ranking government officials have children/relatives in Iraq or Afghanistan. Perhaps someone reading this can e-mail us and tell us.
E-mail No. 5
Happy Holidays to all.
Now, we enjoy your 10 p.m. program in Baltimore on the FOX Network. What our complaint is about your program this past week in which all your guests were yelling at each other. We find this quite annoying, it is hard to fathom what anyone is saying, even our likeable Ted Williams.
Awhile back you had this same type of situation occur and we stopped watching. GOOD THING SCOT PETERSON came along. There certainly is some type of control you can use, such as turning their mikes off.
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter.
ANSWER: My only "defense" is that sometimes having lawyers on together is akin to herding cats.
E-mail No. 6
Is there life after Scott Peterson?
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Lowery
E-mail No. 7
I am heartily tired of the Laci and Scott story. He killed her, he was found guilty, end of story.
I can only think that it is OK to beat this story to death because it was a "politically correct" story, white guy with white girlfriend kills his white wife and her fetus. Would you be stringing this out if one was black or Hispanic? I don't think so.
I will be interested to see how you handle the story of the Hmong immigrant Vang tracking and killing 5 men and 1 woman, all white in Wisconsin, during this Thanksgiving holiday. He tracked down and shot these people in the BACK.
He is an immigrant of Hmong descent, ( too young to have been in Vietnam, but that is how he got in the country) but his victims were white. So far this story has been buried deep. I guess it is not "politically correct?"
Like I said, I shall be interested in how this is handled.
FYI, a lot of people in Minneapolis resent the Hmong.
Another thing you could look up is the tremendous amount of rape and murders in the New Orleans area. But again, most of that crime is committed by black, again not politically correct. So I don't think I will see any of this on your show. And if you don't think crime affects people, I lost as many friends to crime in New Orleans as in Vietnam.
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