Monday, November 10, 2003

The Daschle/Gannett Cabal
USA TODAY founder Al Neuharth made this comment in last Friday’s issue of the Gannett owned USA TODAY:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is an admired acquaintance of mine. Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., is a longtime respected friend.

Note the Daschle reference as a “longtime respected friend”. At the University of South Dakota Al Neuharth Media Center dedication, Neuharth also admitted that George McGovern was a friend and reminded us that if McGovern had defeated Nixon in the 1972 election, we all would be a heck of a lot better off. Obviously evidence of a liberal bias with this Gannett media mogul.

It should be no surprise that another Gannett owned publication, the Argus Leader, would be biased in favor of Tom Daschle. Al Neuharth even mentioned South Dakota as “sacred soil” in a letter to Randell Beck when he first took the reins as Executive Editor of the Argus Leader.

It is unfortunate that the largest South Dakota newspaper is just another arm for the Daschle/Gannett cabal. Only the truth can save us.

Sunday, November 09, 2003

South Dakota Politics deserve the truth
Jason at South Dakota Politics wonders if it is true that the Argus Leader published the policy that there would be no more letters regarding Tom Daschle’s comments on the eve of the Iraqi war. On April 6, 2003 at the top of page 15B, Chuck Baldwin (Editorial Page Editor of the Argus Leader) published this Editor’s note:

We’ve had a couple weeks now – it seems much longer – of letters praising and condemning Sen. Tom Daschle for his comments on diplomacy and war. The Argus Leader even weighed in with an editorial objecting to the tone and timing of the comments.
But all the letters are starting to sound the same. There is nothing more to say on the topic that will move us forward.
So we’re calling a halt.
Please find a new topic.

Chuck Baldwin used this policy to censor this April 6, 2003 letter I wrote:

April 6, 2003

Why entertainers lie

To the Editor of the Argus Leader:

Senator Tom Daschle has been getting a lot of deserved criticism for his hypocritical anti-war, anti-Bush, and anti-American comments. These were hypocritical due to his hawkess comments made regarding Iraq in 1998.

Michael Moore has also been receiving criticism for his anti-war, ant-Bush, and anti-American comments he made while receiving an Oscar for Bowling for Columbine. This anti-NRA movie has been getting a lot of criticism for being fast with the truth. David T. Hardy has 10 different areas of deceit detailed on his web site.

David Kranz has reported twice how South Dakota’s outdoor entertainer Tony Dean neutralized the NRA during the 2002 Senate race. Like Michael Moore, Tony Dean’s anti-NRA comments were also fast with the truth.

If Tony Dean wants to be truthful, maybe he can start by telling us who is Anthony E & Darlene J DECHANDT. They have the same Pierre address and phone number that he has. Or why his web site refers to his brother Bob Dechandt. Or why a Pierre school yearbook displays the last name of his son Cam as DeChandt.

Perhaps David Kranz will get on this issue or does the Argus Leader sponsorship of Tony Dean Outdoors prevent that?

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