More from Charlie's soapbox

  1. Mr. Daniels gets on his soapbox twice a week now. We were discussing medis coverage in other threads.



    edited to add : this poster does not share all of soapbox standers views, but finds him facinating for some reason.....

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    March 4, 2003

    An Open Letter To The Media

    I thank God for freedom of the press, unhampered by government control.
    It is a blessing which is non existent in a lot of countries.

    But with freedom comes responsibility, and in the case of the media this
    should constitute fairness, telling both sides of the story. Opinion
    and agenda driven journalism should be relegated to the editorial page.

    The American people need to know the truth, the whole truth, which means
    reporting things which go outside the boundaries of personal politics.
    Even if it makes the other side look good once in a while.
    I'm glad to see Fox News come on line, at least they usually give both
    sides of the story. They are often accused of being a conservative
    network but the truth of the matter is that this nation has not heard TV
    coverage which has not been tilted to the left in so long that when they
    do get fair and balanced coverage to some liberals it seems conservative.

    For instance, the other night one of their correspondents interviewed
    some of the anti - war protesters asking them what the alternative to
    going to war with Iraq would be. The standard answer was,"I don't know".

    So here are a bunch of young people out in the street demonstrating
    against a war and they don't even know why. Does this make any sense
    and why didn't Peter Jennings and company talk to some of these people?

    And I don't mean that Fox is perfect but they sure report more of the
    news than the other channels do.

    And why doesn't the media tell the truth about abortion, that it is
    profit driven and why can't they show a partial birth abortion? Too
    gruesome you say? Well just how gruesome is it for the baby who is
    being cruelly murdered?

    And why do they try to pillory a man like Billy Graham who has devoted
    every hour of his adult life to good works, by quoting an old statement
    which was taken out of context concerning Jews. Billy Graham loves the
    Jews and Israel, the media knows that but they just don't care. I think
    that's not telling the whole story, irresponsible journalism.

    And what about coverage of the Islamic prisoners in Guantanamo Bay? Why
    don't they tell the military's side of that story?

    And why do they follow Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton around like loyal
    puppy dogs ignoring Jackson's shady financial dealings and Sharpton's
    propensity for causing violence?

    And why do they love to tell us bad news about the economy when there's
    also good things happening?

    I know the reason why. The network news and many of the large
    newspapers in this country have a liberal political agenda and they know
    that if the news is presented fairly that you'll be less likely to
    swallow their line and go along with their thinking.

    The front page of a newspaper should not look like the editorial page.
    Think about it, do you ever wonder why The Washington Post and the New
    York Times seldom have anything good to say about President Bush?
    Doesn't he ever do anything which deserves praise?

    And do you ever wonder why they never say anything bad about Hillary
    Clinton? Doesn't she do something once in a while which deserves
    criticism?

    Think about the kind of America these people are pushing for and be
    extremely careful how much of their coverage you believe.

    Is it the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

    What do you think?

    God Bless America

    Charlie Daniels



    Copyright 2003 Charlie Daniels
    All rights under copyright reserved. Used by permission.
    Last edit by nursenoelle on Mar 10, '03
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by nursenoelle

    edited to add : this poster does not share all of soapbox standers views, but finds him facinating for some reason.....

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    For instance, the other night one of their correspondents interviewed
    some of the anti - war protesters asking them what the alternative to
    going to war with Iraq would be. The standard answer was,"I don't know".


    Charlie Daniels



    Copyright 2003 Charlie Daniels
    All rights under copyright reserved. Used by permission.
    I haven't heard any creative solutions
  4. by   DebsZoo
    Thanks, again, for posting this. My husband has been a CDB fan for many years, and will be checking his site on a much more regular basis.
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    Charlie Daniels celebrated wildly when his "Good Ole Boy" Jimmy Carter won in 1996.
  6. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    Charlie Daniels celebrated wildly when his "Good Ole Boy" Jimmy Carter won in 1996.
    Me too!....l like to think of that era as the "eye opening" experience.....in fact, JC reformed me to the Republican party and made me a mean nasty conservative....

    and as far as those questions and inquiries in the article...l've always wondered the same dang things....still waiting on an intelligent answer.........thanks for posting........LR
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    Sorry:
    I can't answer the fiddle player who "gave the devil his due."

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