Letters to the Editor

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 11:45pm

Networks dropped the ball

Once again [this time on Sunday, March 21] I was appalled when I turned to the local stations in an attempt to see the evening newscasts. As usual, I found that the CBS Evening News had been pre-empted by sports and that NBC News was as well. ABC News, on the other hand, had the good sense to show an actual newscast.

On this momentous day in history [with the passage of the health care bill], one might think that someone at CBS or NBC would have had the good sense to preempt their beloved sports in favor of the news. But, once again, we see that they believe that people playing with a ball is more important than our nation's future!

Kudos to ABC News, which truly carried the ball.

John Mark Browder, 37211

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254 Comments on this post:

By: brrrrk on 3/22/10 at 4:44

"The mysterious congressional heckler who cried 'baby killer' during Rep. Bart Stupak's climactic floor speech in favor of health care reform has come forward: Rep. Randy Neugebauer, a third-term Texas Republican."

What a load of crap! If Neugebauer knows it is wrong now, he knew it was wrong then. Typical SOP for these over-the-top right wingers who only care about getting a shot in.

By: BenDover on 3/22/10 at 5:09

bn, I could see some people in that crowd joking about Barney honking on his boyfriend's BoBo... I don't see them casting the N' word around, though.

By: BenDover on 3/22/10 at 5:13

The waitress sandwich / Mary Jo comments were a parody of Kennedy/Dodd supposed aloofness and real lack of accountability. Must’ve been a little too high-brow for you commoners.

By: bfra on 3/22/10 at 5:29

Ben - You could have fooled me, I thought it was just "DUMB" remarks!