Another letter the Pantagraph wouldn’t print: Update

Update:  I printed this letter because Charles is correct.  I would have worded it differently and not thrown so much into one letter, but then the Pantagraph only allows one letter every 30 days.  The response from Mark Pickering shows what relying on Associated Press for information means:  the information has been censored.   Worse, the Pantagraph doesn’t realize it.

Diane Benjamin

Original letter:

From: Charles Nicholson [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:37 PM
To: Pantagraph Letters; Mark Pickering
Subject: Pantagraph – Letter to the Editor
I agree with Congressman Michelle Bachmann’s definition of the Obama government as a gangster government. After the 9/11 terrorist attack we were told that we were under an extremist Islamic threat. Now with this Obama government which celebrates Muslim Ramadan in our White House and is supplying F-16 aircraft’s and tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt we seem to be aiding our enemies. There are now 35 MOA (Muslims of America) militant training camps here in our country training with assault weapons. Obama’s DHS (Department of Homeland Security) has ordered 2 billion rounds of ammo with 2,700 armored vehicles and according to CBN’s Pat Robertson this government is getting ready to attack the American people. The new definition of a terrorist in America is changing to be a “Patriot” or “Christian.” Recently the Equal Opportunity branch of the military put out a training manual labeling evangelical Christians as the No. 1 threat to America. Also after the Boston Marathon “USA Today” front page stated “Terror Returns” and officials are stating that the suspects were possibly “homegrown terrorists.” We must not forget this quote from Obama’s book Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” As Obama works to infringe and destroy the gun rights of Americans I find there are two types of people in this country today, those who believe in Obama and those who believe in America!

Pantagraph response:

From: Mark Pickering <[email protected]>
To: ‘Charles Nicholson’ <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: Pantagraph – Letter to the Editor
Charles, do you really think this letter will run as written?? 35 MOA training camps in U.S.???  Ramadan being celebrated in the WH?? Pat Robertson??  Come on. It’s inflammatory and so full of innuendo, speculation and unverified information that I don’t have the time to track down.  Take shots at Obama all you want but there are other ways of doing that.

Writer’s response:

From: Charles Nicholson <[email protected]>
To: Mark Pickering <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: Pantagraph – Letter to the Editor
Mark, I am shocked that you, who heads the Pantagraph newsroom is so un-informed when it comes to Obama. If you are concerned about the “truth” of this letter then here is the proof:
You say 35 MOA training camps in U.S then you put a question mark, well here is the film footage truth as it ran on FOX News:

Then you say Ramadan being celebrated in our WH question mark, well Mark here is the information from Fox News on that:

Then you say Pat Robertson question mark and here is Pat warning that the Obama government is building up through their DHS to attack the American people:

Then you say it’s inflammatory and full of innuendo, speculation and unverified information which I have now given you the proof, you who heads the newsroom at our Pantagraphthe. Yes Mark you may not have time to track it down so I supplied it for you. When I have submitted letters before you have ask for proof and I have always given it to you and you have printed it. This time you just rejected it as nonsense. Then you say that I am taking shots at Obama, well if you call “truth” taking shots and exposing a President that I believe is the biggest traitor to my Constitution and has proven to be an American hating, pro-Muslim connected to terrorists then yes I guess I am. I, on the other hand am shocked at you building a hedge around Obama in an Orwellian fashion to keep the public from knowing the clear and present danger of Obama to our nation. I hope that you will reconsider and print this letter now that I have supplied you with the proof. Thank you for your time.

No response from Mark Pickering

2 thoughts on “Another letter the Pantagraph wouldn’t print: Update

  1. In most cases the Pantagraph is a waste of time. With readership way down in recent years, it is obvious that many people feel the same way.

  2. Yea, I guess that is why many have nicknamed it the Slantagraph because it is becoming more and more left-wing slanted!

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