So, I wrote this letter. I know it's not great because I wrote it fast and I edited little and because I'm mad and I have had just about all I can take. And it's too late to change it because I just sent out nearly 100 emails to every media outlet I could dig up. Read it or don't, but I sure would love all of your feedback. I respect your opinions, and would appreciate anything you have to add.
There are questions, legitimate, frightening questions that demand answers if this great nation of ours is to continue to be a roll model of democracy. How can we have faith in our most important of democratic duties, our vote, if we cannot trust the vote takers, the vote counters, the vote watchers? How can we ever have faith in the results if we do not have faith in the system?
Because of your denial, your blackout, your insistence on ignoring what is happening DAY by DAY, and not just in Ohio, in Florida, in Missouri, and so on, I am forced to dig for reports. I have stopped buying all newspapers, I have stopped watching all local and national news reports (save Mr. Olbermann's- he has earned my attention), I have even stopped visiting any of your websites and I will continue to personally boycott your news organizations and to encourage my peers to do the same until this head-in-the-sand, tow the administration's spin, corporate and no longer unbiased or "fair and balanced" media finally DOES something about what is really going on in this country. You have ignore what is right in front of you all for so long that it will turn around and bite you, just as you were bitten for similarly towing this administrations spin on WMD's. Have you not tired of being treated like children who only get the scoop when you behave properly?
For example, today The Free Press reports that Ohio Secretary of State Blackwell has refused a deposition about his involvement in this last election. Not that I would know it from your reports, but Mr. Blackwell is not only the Secretary of the State of Ohio, but the co-chair of the Bush-Cheney campaign, and ran the Ohio balloting. Why have you all ignored this glaring conflict of interest, if nothing else? Furthermore, Mr. Blackwell is not the only official refusing to testify about the 2004 election. Who else? Not that you would tell us, but it is none other than our President, Mr. Bush, Vice-President Cheney and Carl Rove. All three have been served with notices to be deposed today, and tomorrow. This is news, is it not? When the President and his Vice-President have been asked to discuss, under oath, issues regarding our voting process it is indeed something to sit up and take notice of. If the House Judiciary Committee deems this worthy of an investigation, then how can you not deem it worthy of air or print time?
What is happening in Ohio, and Florida, and Missouri is the tip of the iceberg in your lack of reporting. Who gave the name of Hilary Plame from within the White House? Why is this administration spending millions more on its President's re-inauguration than in helping the victims of Sunday's tsunami? Why does the CIA have a private jet, registered to ghosts, that flies detainees all over the world? When will someone other than those who were ordered by their commanders be held accountable for torture. TORTURE.
Quite simply put, it is your job to bring the truth to light. It is your job to investigate and find answers and bring them to the public. You get paid to question and question again when you know the answer is inadequate. Why have you each become so lazy? Because of your laziness, your willingness to play along you have become complicit in the troubles of this nation. Only through action, through resolve, and yea, a little more work than taking what you have been told at face value will you redeem yourselves to the public. We're the ones watching, we're paying attention and we're turning you off until you get it right.