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Naples Daily News Bans Local Citizen from Writing to Paper
Open Letter to All Anti-War Supports:
Another example of how the media is being controlled!
I have been banned from my local news paper, The Naples Daily News, from writing any more letters to the editor.
To date, I have had four, very successful and powerful anti-war and anti-Bush letters published. Yesterday, the editor of the paper banned me from any more letters.
His entirely feeble excuse was that I used excerpts from a web blog within my letter, to further my own thoughts and ideas and therefore failed to credit the author.
The failed component in his flawed reasoning is that I had FULL permission to use the quotes without credit or copyright violation. In short, it was public domain information from a "talking points" memo that may be freely used by anyone!
After a long, back and forth email exchanged, which included a direct letter from the original author, stating I had permission to use the material, I was still banned from the paper.
Oddly, this all came about exactly three hours after the paper received nationwide, negative coverage on the Neil Boortz show, with reference to my letter and how the Naples Daily News had a decidedly liberal slant!
My final email to the editor was that I would continue to not only express my views in other mediums but would reach out to the entire democratic community and ask for their support.
I am calling for a ban on the Naples Daily News for its oppressive, unfair editing tactics and ask that your write the editor, if you agree with me, expressing your disappointment in such obvious control strategies.
Email the Naples Daily News: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your support!