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Now that the plane crash story has been reported and your full staff is back do you plan to open up the comment section on the Victory story?
If not, why?
I don't think the Kelley Victory story is much of a story. It's certainly not a personal tragedy. Though, public figures deserve no amount of respect or anonymity. That is the risk associated with attempting to sway public opinion. If you aren't mentally strong enough to handle public criticism, then you shouldn't be a public figure.
The real story here is actually the Pilot's choice to eliminate the public forum associated with that story. They allowed all manner of comments on the church vandal story, how is this any different? The answer is money. The pilot doesn't stand to lose any revenue from advertisers if the young man who goes off his meds is publicly vilified in their comment section. It's different when a conservative voice with support from the old money in this town has a brush with the law. The pilot is correct to be concerned that the Victory story would generate some questionable comments, but it's their job to moderate the forum and give the appearance of neutrality.
By choosing to keep that forum closed the Pilot has eliminated the appearance of neutrality and revealed themselves as nothing more than a media outlet for hire. They just failed journalism 101 at a community college.
When the pilot picks and chooses which stories are open for public forum it ceases to be a newspaper or a source of journalistic integrity and instead becomes an advertising agency.
With no subscriptions to speak of and revenue generated solely via ad sales, that's all it can ever be. The Pilot is not beholden to it's readers, but to those entities who pay its' bills.
God doesn't make laws, he has no use for them. Man makes laws, claims their divine origin and via this process attempts to elevates himself as a deity on earth.
Actual Christians pray for guidance, worry about themselves and look forward to an eternity where the shrill cries of self-righteous hypocrites are drowned out by a chorus of angels.
Free will cannot be taken away by anything you don't willingly give it to.
Our country might have been founded on the ideas of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" but those were the ideas of men, not God.
There are no such things as God-given rights, only God-given responsibilities. To confuse the two is arrogant, blasphemous even.
Take notice everyone!
The omnipotent pitpoodle has spoken.
Oh, and thanks for proving my point.
W/R/T the subtle attacks from leftists on the freedom of speech-
Please note- these are not attacks on the "freedom" of speech. Rather it is the leftists who know the difference between the freedom of speech and the freedom from consequences of said speech.
I don't think anyone wan't to limit what Coulter says (especially liberals, after all Coulter makes our argument of cold and unfeeling conservatives for us). Instead we're merely pointing out that you've got the right to express your opinion and we've got the right to judge you for that opinion.
I'd do a little research on "The Elliot Institute" before I started making claims that this piece is unbiased.
This is what you get when you privatize social services. These for-profit businesses cut corners (like background checks). The patients become customers and sometimes victims.
I don't know Eugene's mother, but she sounds a lot like mine. I thought it was hilarious.
The complainers sound like a bunch a momma's boys, for chrissakes he's talking about his own mother, not yours. Instead of being offended, perhaps you should just realize how good you had it/have it.
And for those that say "count your blessings", I say "how condescending". Not everyone's mother is the same, some are more tolerable than others.
I'm sure that everyone who finds the satire/entertainment lacking is free to pursue a journalism degree and apply for a job at the paper.
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