Upon realizing my local rag, the Knoxville News-Sentinel, had not included my Presidential candidate in their primary preview, I wrote the following letter to the editor, Jack McElroy:
To whom it may not concern,
As you know, your Presidential primary preview was incomplete. I live in Knoxville, as do many of my family members. I am sending them a letter, exposing the crookedness of your primary coverage, and asking that they each cancel their subscriptions to your newspaper. It is clear that your newspaper, if it can be called that, is nothing more than a collusive extension of status quo government largesse, which no longer represents the people of the United States, as evidenced by the fact that 70% of Americans oppose the war in Iraq, and the war goes on with no end in sight. Many citizens also want a smaller federal government. Your newspaper offers citizens no choice other than a larger federal government and continued involvement in Iraq. Only one candidate proposes to reduce government spending (source: National Taxpayers Union). The same candidate is the only one that has strongly advocated a removal of troops from Iraq. That candidate is Ron Paul, and your newspaper has pretended he does not exist. A casual reader of your newspaper is likely to assume that Paul has conceded the Republican primary to lesser men. Because it is clearly your intent to dizzy and persuade the electorate, and never to inform them to their own benefit, it is deception for your publication to be called news. Your newspaper is one in the tradition of the British aristocracy, which exists to limit citizens, and has no value to the thinking class. The Internet is the only truthful source now for East Tennesseans. I have provided some examples of truthful sources below, so that you may someday recognize them and follow suit. On behalf of the people of the State of Tennessee, thank you for nothing, and good luck in the future.
Much to my surprise, Mr. McElroy asked permission to publish the letter. His edited version will soon appear on this blog. The sources I provided Mr. McElroy were www.KnowBeforeYouVote.com and www.ntu.org