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Another ‘Fahrenheit’ view

This paper’s publisher will skip “Fahrenheit 9/11” based partly on the opinions of the British political thinker, Christopher Hitchens. “Hitch” is extremely articulate and places himself “between liberal and radical.” A second opinion is needed; from the Chicago Tribune’s review:

“And in the end, both liberals and conservatives – and some political extremes – will be amused and edified by the film. Conservatives, in fact, may especially respond to Moore’s evocations of American ideals, national spirit and tradition he sees as being trampled on.”

What “American ideals” might these be? How about a system of checks and balances intended to divide and distribute power amongst the states and their respective electorate. How about a representative, constitutional republic based on an enumerated Bill of Rights.



It is my opinion the administration of President Bush is greatly increasing the size and power of the federal government, and is disturbingly secretive (always a trustworthiness red flag). It’s power has been solidified by slanted, biased major media, including Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News and broadcast radio including Clear Channel Communications. Objective reporting is neither slanted nor biased. It is, however, critical to the maintenance of this country’s ideals, a fact I hope Mr. Ackerman takes to heart.

Mike Flanner




Nevada City


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