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This & That

The name for this blog was inspired by “One-eyed Jack” Williams who had a radio program in Phoenix, Arizona about 35 years ago.... His “Quarter Hour of This and That”. Everyday he started out the program with the statement. “It is a beautiful day in Arizona and I suggest, leave us all enjoy it.” It did not mater if it was raining or sunny, in the middle of a sand storm or cold and miserable. It was always a beautiful day. It is still my favorite way to start the day.

Location: Baños de Agua Santa, Tungurahua, Ecuador

Monday, May 16, 2005

An Apology is Not Enough.

Regarding the latest outbreak of violence against the USA because of the Newsweek article about the flushing of the Koran. In my opinion this is another case of irresponsible journalism. Whoever allowed that part of the story to be printed had to have known that it could be used, with the right spin, to incite protest. Even if the story was 100% true, knowing the sensitivity of the subject and the potential damage that could be done to the image of the USA, I believe publishing it was criminal or even could be considered sabatage. An apology by the editor is not enough.

I believe in freedom of the press, but along with that freedom comes responsibility. I am getting tired of the media’s love affair with dirty laundry.


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