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…More
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Columnist ignored real problem I agree with everything Professor Adamson wrote about self-policing by nonwhites. [“Guest column: The racial self-policing that African-American men already do,” Opinion, July 30.] However, his column was comparable to complaining about being uncomfortable because of being overweight, but ignoring the real problem by thinking of yourself as the thin man. Black and…More
Disparity in coverage, outrage with other crimes For the past year, the national media have obsessed over the Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin, a young black man, by George Zimmerman, a white/Hispanic man, during a confrontation stemming from Zimmerman’s role in a “neighborhood watch” program. The Times’ editorial board member Lynn Varner has recently described the ensuing…More
Media are too negative about the company Is it any wonder that Boeing could be planning to move more of its operations elsewhere? [“Editorial: The value of Boeing’s Puget Sound workers,” Opinion, June 18.] Every time a simple issue arises concerning a Boeing airplane, the local media begin bad-mouthing the company as if it has done…More