sebekm, Thanks for your very able response. I was not aware of the history of the Fox News channel Heck I might start watching it.
I gave up on the broadcast media when CNN gradually became just another network with leftest slant.
You are correct about the columnist being "opinion" but they have to remain pretty close to factual as to their remarks because they can be held accountable.
The Coastal Courier electronic side does play it pretty straight.
Their print side has slipped in the last 15 years.
But you're right , we should consider ourselves lucky.
Well today wraps up yet another year and tomorrow is a new fresh beginning.
Happy New Year to each and every one who visits this site.
I read Doonsbury every day.
Glad you brought that up because a skit on there reminded me of you a few weeks ago.
It was one in which the husband was asked if he was occupied during the day because the wife was hospitalized.
The husbands response was that he wrote a blog.
To which the statement was made "no I meant do you have a real job"
Jimmy Mack I see you in many if not most of the characters in Doonsbury.
Now you go on back to your wonderful skill of blogging.
You are singlehandedly dragging the Coastal Courier site down the tube.
You probably need a real daytime job.
Might do you some good.
"EVIDENCE: you believe writing on this cyber bathroom wall can change things. Guess what? It won't. Change comes at the ballot box, and I presume you are one of many apathetic non-voters."
I don't consider this medium to be a bathroom wall. If I did I would not participate.
I think this medium is the modern fourth estate.
I have respect for you (though it is difficult) and everyone else who gives of their time to contribute.
You JimmyMack are the buffoon.
Actually I had noticed and it simply reflects that the media is leaning toward the left, even in our little corner of the world.
I don't think I have personally attacked the charecter of any contributor on this site.
As you say I have declared that certain types of people should be looked upon with scorn.
If the shoe fits, then wear it.
Regarding the fact that you are still being allowed to stalk the person of TOT whom you do not know and berate him or her is an indication, to me at least, that the webmaster is content to monitor a pigsty.
Most of us who participate on this site are attempting to influence the "goings on" of our community.
I don't think I've seen many comments from those of the conservative bent which have attacked the person of another blogger.
Tells me we are free to stoop to the same levels that some of you liberals enjoy so much.
Also the fact that I've spoken in a critical way about the Courier and yet I remain a voice here,
(so as sebekm said earlier the Courier is playing it straight down the middle)
,might have escaped your notice.
What I'm trying to influence here is the quality of the material which is presented to us the citizens of Liberty County.
We are in fact what once was the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR section of The Coastal Courier.