Rethinking New Zealand |

Rethinking New Zealand

There you go again, Mr. Ackerman, insinuating that those Americans who would see “Fahrenheit 9/11” on July 4 might not also celebrate it with you “others” (the patriotic ones?). Don’t you think your readers are intelligent enough to view a film and be able to discern its validity for themselves, whether it be “Fahrenheit 9/11” or “The Passion of the Christ”? After all, we are reading your column.

In response to a letter you got regarding that now infamous column slamming Moore’s film, sight unseen, you mentioned you might move to New Zealand and start a newspaper. You may want to reconsider. My brother, an American, married to a New Zealander, has lived there many years. He relates that the majority of their population, which is typically quite conservative, is very critical of the decisions being made by our current administration.

In addition, if you view the location of New Zealand on a map, you would be moving to the extreme left of Grass Valley. Oops. Well, maybe you are not really as right wing as you seem but are just trying to see how many people really are reading your column.

By the way, you can still catch the film at the Sierra Cinemas.

Sandra Berry

Grass Valley

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