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February 11, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Brian Williams’ suspension: Everybody embellishes

Brian Williams and his lack of judgment have become a high-profile story in the media [“NBC suspends anchor Brian Williams for 6 months without pay,” Nation & World, Feb. 10]. Unfortunately, the story has become something more than the person. Consider a journalist who has put himself in situations more dangerous than his station…

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Comments | More in Media | Topics: Al Gore, Brian Williams, ethics

January 7, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Democracy: The real problem is corporate control of media

I want to commend The Seattle Times for printing “The Hamster Wheel States of America” by guest columnist Rick Steves [Opinion, Jan. 3].  Although gridlock and corruption are eating away at our democracy, the real problem is corporate control of the media.   We receive all of our information through the media’s filter, meaning…

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Comments | More in Media | Topics: democracy, Karl Rove, Kathryn McHenry

August 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM

How to create more movie industry jobs in Washington

It was great to open The Seattle Times and read Rob Owen’s excellent article about Washington’s movie industry and the miracles Amy Lillard and her team at Washington Filmworks have been pulling off year after year with very little funding [“Hollywood producers snubbing Seattle; here’s why,” Television, Aug. 12]. It’s clear that tax…

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Comments | More in Media | Topics: jobs, Mark Martino, movies

April 2, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Comcast-Time Warner: Content and device providers hold the cards

The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the world the broadband industry’s critics imagine and the real world in which these companies compete [“Comcast-Time Warner merger would be a calamity,” Editorials, Feb. 18]. Device, app and content companies are capturing most of the benefits created by Internet service…

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Comments | More in Internet, Media | Topics: Apple, Comcast, Google

March 27, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Avoid higher cable costs: Stop Comcast’s Time Warner buy

After reading Ann McFeatters’ column “Reining in Comcast’s appetite” [Opinion, March 21], I just have to say that I agree wholeheartedly. Comcast has got to be stopped. The very idea that we have to pay to watch TV in our own homes is ludicrous, and the cost is outrageous and getting worse. And, like…

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Comments | More in Media, Television | Topics: Ann McFeatters, Comcast, Jeanne Herold

March 18, 2014 at 7:01 PM

KOMO copter crash claims two lives

Dangerous flights Helicopters are inherently unstable and tricky aircraft to fly and maintain. The crash of the KOMO aircraft [“Two victims identified in KOMO-TV news helicopter crash near Space Needle,” seattletimes.com, March 18] was tragic but all too predictable. Why do we need daily noisy, fuel-guzzling and dangerous flights over the city to get yet another harbor…

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Comments | More in aviation, Media, Seattle, Television, Transportation

August 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Al-Jazeera America debuts

Praise from a viewer Not bad at all. [“Al-Jazeera America debuts as newest news network,” seattletimes.com, Aug. 20.] More news, much less opinions and editorializing; it reminded me of the old days of network news. Unlike the rest of TV these days, there is no screaming and demonstrably less advertising and interruption. It’s a miracle — a new…

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Comments | More in Media, Politics | Topics: al jazeera america, media, news

September 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Krauthammer: Has the president fallen to Earth?

Gloating at president’s struggles, offering no solutions Editor, The Times: Charles Krauthammer’s syndicated column [“The president who fell to Earth,” Opinion, Sept. 5] shows the attitude of the far right. The emptiness they feel at not having a Republican president or a majority in Congress must be intolerable. Krauthammer and company attack President Obama and Democrats for what…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Federal government, Health care, Media, Politics, Republicans

September 8, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Obama in the classroom: Was his speech indoctrination?

A public service announcement for our nation’s children Editor, The Times: This message is offered by the Republican National Committee to provide balance to the president’s message to America’s children. “Kids, studying is hard work. Don’t do it. Don’t study, and do not stay in school! If you picked your parents well, your daddy will get you into…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Children, Education, Media, Politics

September 7, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Beck in Mt. Vernon: Should he get the city’s keys?

Beck’s claim of racism not so far-fetched Editor, The Times: According to The Times [“Mt. Vernon not united on mayor’s ‘Beck Day,’ ” News, Sept. 3], there are some who disagree with the mayor of Mount Vernon declaring a Glenn Beck Day and awarding Beck with the keys to the city. Their objection to the recognition and award…

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Comments | More in Media, Politics, Race, Republicans

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