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March 28, 2007



Hi all. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
I am from Marino and now teach English, tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "and select major cities on the west coast."

With best wishes :p, Linc.


John: Unfortunately, the suppliers of news are not challenged, or not challenged enough, by those who receive the news. While fully aware that media organizations are businesses and want to make a profit, I also know that there was a time when the three TV networks made efforts to present news in the public interest--tried to inform citizens by emphasizing public affairs news. Today--these and other major news organizations serve the "news consumer" using focus groups and surveys to find the lowest common denominator. Unless more of us demand "hard" news rather than "soft" infotainment, the downhill slide will continue.

John Burkitt

Thanks, again, Brigitte for a thought-provoking blog. The "dumbing down" of the media, esp. TV, is sad. The so-called news programs are polluted with pop culture instead of hard news. As an Irish-American here in San Francisco I spoke out against the city hiring IRS terrorist fugitives and lost some "friends".

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