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August 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM
Praise from a viewer
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 network actually presenting the news!
Take that, FOX News and MSNBC!
Jim Innes, Mercer Island
July 31, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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 white leaders are doing nothing to address the fact that our whole youth culture is imitating the social structures of prison and street gangs.
Our media and entertainment industry glorify that culture. When our kids look and act like thugs, they are at extreme risk of engaging in conduct that will make everyone wary of them. Police officers and everyone else would be foolish to ignore the demographic of the people they must engage.
Adamson could become a problem-solving leader if he would start writing about what will motivate our youth to emulate legitimate leaders, instead of criminals.
Stan Walker, Freeland, Island County
July 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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 trial, about to go to the jury, as “the trial of the century.” [“Blog post: George Zimmerman vs. Trayvon Martin: The trial of the century,” seattletimes.com, July 5.]
Meanwhile, also in Florida, Miami police have just arrested a man — Zackary McGriff, a black man — for fatally shooting Juan Lorenzo-Gonzalez, a Hispanic father of three who was sitting at a bus stop with a couple of bags of groceries.
So far, the latter shooting has garnered no national attention, sparked no protests, no comment from the White House, and no indignant editorials. And I doubt it ever will.
Please explain to me this disparity of coverage and outrage.
Stephen Triesch, Shoreline
June 20, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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 something wrong. Well, I’ve got news for you: in most cases, it is simply an oversight on the part of the airline’s maintenance staff. Boeing is not about to say anything regarding this. Would you, when the customers are spending millions, if not billions, of dollars purchasing your products?
Boeing doesn’t need the media saying things they are only speculating about. Washington and its citizens should be proud of Boeing’s accomplishments, not bringing it down.
Norman Hines Sr., SeaTac
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