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I am shocked and appalled at this breitbart-worthy piece in my small local community newspaper.

I've lived here in Boulder City, NV, for about three years. It's a smallish town, originally built to house Hoover Dam workers, and we don't have casinos, so it doesn't feel like the rest of Vegas, but rather is insulated from the rest of the valley. Because of that, it lacks the diversity of the rest of the state as well, and I have found it to be on the red side; even today, after 95,000-plus deaths, one can still see the MAGA flags flying here and there around town.

That said, I have met many, many wonderful Democrats here in BC, whether just around town, at the gym, or whilst canvassing the town for Rep. Lee back in 2018. I've had some great conversations with people. And the D. caucus, which seems like a lifetime ago, was pretty well-attended here in town. (Full disclosure, I caucused for Warren.)

Anyway, the local rag, the BC Review, is pretty much a run of the mill small-town paper. It covers local events, sports, zoning issues, and lots of fluff. Like most other small-town papers I have read, it is also in dire need of a good copy editor. But mostly mom and apple pie and 4th of July parades -- that sort of paper. So it was a SHOCK to read the dangerous and deceitful diatribe that appeared in this week's paper. I will post a link to it below. I don't think I should post excerpts here, and hope it doesn't violate TOS to post the link. Of course, I am doing so only to raise awareness and solicit advice from you all -- every word of the piece is a wretched and malicious lie penned by a quisling former cop. BTW: It is the most-read piece in the paper this morning.

I guess my conundrum is this: How best to hold the paper accountable for publishing such a screed and putting the people of my community in danger?

Sure, I will write the obligatory LTE, putting my name out there, and I'm sure I will take some harassment for that from the occasional MAGA troll.

But what I'd really like to see is for the excoriation of the paper to go viral. Unfortunately, I eschew social media -- when FB debuted I predicted to my kids that it would lead to the fall of civilization as we know it, and said the same thing about Twitter a couple of years later. So on principle, I have always stayed off both platforms. So I guess that makes it kind of hypocritical that now I am hoping some social media whiz can help me flame my local newspaper. So, yes I realize it is hypocritical of me ... but anyone who wants to shame the publishers of the trash in the link, THANK YOU!!


Posted by malchickiwick | Sat May 23, 2020, 12:36 PM (22 replies)

Called my 80-year-old mom to wish Happy Mother's Day; ended up yelling & calling her a MAGA cultist.

She gets all of her news from foKKKs, and blames Obama for what is happening, and refuses to listen to reason.

I feel bad for losing my temper with her on MD. I told her she is NOT a republican, she belongs to the Cult of Trump.

At least we ended pleasantly. I told her I'd send her the Mueller report, and she said she'd read it, although I think she was just saying that to placate me.
Posted by malchickiwick | Sun May 10, 2020, 06:07 PM (30 replies)
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