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My Word starts with a Your Word, an e-mail from Bill Sartori in Windsor Locks, Connecticut:
This is an example of the purposeful and malicious misinterpretation department at the great left-wing slime machine called thinkprogress.org. What they do is take something I have said and make it into something they wanted me to say for the purpose of sliming me.
I'm not whining just for myself. They do it to anyone who isn't a card-carrying member of the far left, the out-where-the-buses-don't-run left of the Democratic Party.
I was criticizing an anchor on another network for his snobby attitude toward anyone out there in the audience watching television who wanted to see Anna Nicole coverage. He said: I just want to scream at them, there's a war on, there's a war on, there's a war on.
Well, first we know there's a war on. I have personally spent hundreds of hours on television and on the radio discussing the war. Secondly, we know the mainstream media represented by this particular anchor guy would like to do what they can to make sure the war isn't successful, that it is always viewed as a failure.
My point was something else: that in my many years of doing the news on television and radio I have often found myself saying, "Oh, I don't want to do this story" because I thought there was something else that was more important that day, like the anchor guy I was criticizing. And I have found that was always a mistake. It is news snobbism by definition.
The war is a fine thing to cover. Not my intention to say it's not. The point I was making is that sometimes people might want a break from the war to watch the drama in a story like Anna Nicole and who am I — or who is any newsperson — to say no I don't do it because it's beneath me?
But this is not the first time I've been maliciously misinterpreted by the lefties like Think Progress and I suppose it won't be my last.
That's My Word.
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