This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roanoke Times, 12-16-2014, Pg 7: Editorial: Here’s what you
should be mad about
Half of the page devoted to the State Senator Puckett
resignation mess with snide remarks about Republican Terry Kilgore and the
Tobacco Commission and some very mild disparaging comments about Governor
McAuliffe’s Chief-of-Staff and the fact that Holders Assistant-AG’s found no
reason to continue their investigation.
Mark “Brainstorming” Warner’s
name and his involvement and culpability in this debacle.
Perhaps that should
be the highlight of the things “you should be mad about”!
Repost of blog Oct 15, 2014
Warner Brainstorming About Official
Va US Senator Mark
Warner's "Brainstorming" focus of investigation
None of this will be visible
to the voters before election day!
The Washington Post reported
Friday that Warner called Puckett's son Joseph had discussed potential
employment in the private sector and on the federal bench for Puckett's
Warner responded that he simply called Puckett's son to
"brainstorm" potential jobs for the senator's daughter, Martha
What a great defense for a potentially felonious action: I was
Why didn’t Bob McDonnell use that excuse?
Where’s Obama-Holder’s FBI?
They’re way too busy hounding Terry Kilgore to address McAuliffe, his
chief-of-staff and Mark Warner!
And the major Pravda Media
winks and moves on!
Move along folks, nothing to
Just more hope and change we
can believe in!
Roanoke Times, 12-6-2014, Pg
7: Incredibly ugly caricature of NYC police piling upon Eric Garner.
This ugly yellow journalism
garbage is beyond the pale, even for the Roanoke Times.
A very different and realistic view of this
Garner was approached by
police, following local business’ complaints.
Police confronted him with a
valid “you’re under arrest” statement.
It appears that the RT actually bought "paid for" this piece of tripe.
Apparently these folks, like Eric Garner,
are having trouble making good decisions!
It’s of no import if the
violation were for contraband cigarettes or even a mistaken identity.
At that point Garner had ample
opportunity to turn around and put his hands behind his back to be hand-cuffed
(as he had been many times before).
Instead, he used his 6’4”
350 pounds of pit-bull arrogance to resist arrest.
Watching closely and
supervising the take-down was a black
female NYPD sergeant who could have intervened if she felt it were appropriate.
She’s not shown in the ugly
“cartoon” or “news” clips for obvious reasons.
The impact of the so called
“choke hold” is in serious doubt because one cannot say anything if they can’t
Multiple officers were
required to restrain Garner in order to get him handcuffed.
Garner knew he had serious
health issues and made the incredibly bad decision to forcibly resist arrest
It is very sad that his actions led to his untimely death.
It is particularly sad for
Based on the available
Obama and his advisor Al
Sharpton not withstanding:
The Grand Jury, composed of
14 whites and 9 nonwhites, reached the proper verdict of No Bill.
NY Post: Blame
only the man who tragically decided to resist
“He was a victim of himself. It’s just that simple.” Bob McManus, New York
It is sad for the NYPD and law enforcement officers everywhere.
DA to Jon Stewart: Get your
A different NYC case: NYPD
shooting victim’s family: Stay away, Sharpton!
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