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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tired of New Haven Register's liberal editorials

Another pro-Democratic New Haven Register editorial. Is there any other? Thank God for the two-party system and a Constitution in place. When things don't go his way, Harry Reid wants to change the rules, in this case, the filibuster. If the Register and the Democratics would have their way, that would change.
The "nuclear option" changing the rules governing filibusters would give the minority party even less of a voice in the Senate. It takes 60 votes to end a filibuster, but Reid wants to change this to a simple majority in order to push through his liberal agenda more quickly. The filibuster, part of the democratic process, is in place to keep the majority from simply enacting everything it wants, making the Senate a more deliberating chamber.
The tiring pro-liberal editorials that the Register keeps spewing out gives pause to reflect - is this newspaper really worth the paper it's printed on?
Patricia Driscoll
Branford

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess letters to the editor are not edited for grammatical errors.

July 21, 2013 at 10:38 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt also picks responses he only approves.It still is clearly pro Democrat, right Matt?

July 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Writer didn't mind when register put her husband on front page touting his companie's windmill. Paid for mostly with our tax dollars yet they sell excess electricity back to ui. How about giving this electricity to govt buildings to repay the money we gave you?

July 21, 2013 at 5:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During our Founding Fathers' time, "Free Press" was, like today, opinionated. Thomas Paine was likely the most well known, and opinionated writer of the time. However, his emphasis was on the country's well being. For instance, Paine wrote extensively on presidential power and, under the very popular President Washington, the possiblility Americans might err by supporting President Washington's continued, and continuing, presidency. As it turned out, and perhaps influenced by Paine, Washington opted not to run again.
Today, "free press" allows for the spinning of news to suit editors' political bent. Most written newsmedia today is liberal - just a fact of life in America today. Accept it. Seek out a newsource you're comfortable with and read on - and cancel subscriptions to those whose spin differs from yours. The Register, like most newspapers today, is not financially healthy - in due time it will die or, to survive, become more and more sensational in order to appeal to the completely mindless.
FYSA - I follow the Register online in order to see local news and events. As far as national or politically related news - I'd just as soon rely on Enquirer (or NYT!).

July 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can get better local news from ctcapitol.com. Otherwise, Breitbart news is a good source for honest news both nationally and locally, so is National Review, and again for local stuff, the Waterbury Republican-American is still a legit newspaper. Even the Hartford Courant, while it is overall left of center, is still is a much better paper than NHR, with far more high-quality reporters, columnists, and content.

NHR gives us what? Mary O'Leary's leftwing spins, Randall Beach's blind liberalism, and some new guy (forgot his name - Muslim-type name) whose articles look like NAACP press releases. That was bad enough. But then, Editor Charlie Kochachian, a pretty neutral, fair-minded guy, retired after many years and the NHR disintegrated into a real rag. If this isn't bad enough, they bring on a new lawyer columnist, Norman Pattis, attorney for the "Occupy Wall St" crowd, who is so far left that he expresses his support for the violent acts of the Black Panthers in the 1970's! They might as well bring on Michael Moore as a columnist, or Jane Fonda to blog on U.S.military policy. Oh, I forgot, they now have Matt DeRienzo. Talk about a dying newspaper.

July 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM 
Blogger Jeffry Larson said...

The use and abuse of the filibuster has skyrocketed in recent years: in the 1960s, no Senate term had more than seven votes on cloture. Nowadays obstructive senators can have their filibusters without speaking or even being present on the floor. It was the GOP in 2005 that introduced the “nuclear option” (Sen. Trent Lott’s [R=MS] term). Last year Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) filibustered his own proposal! Now, how many of the foregoing facts have been publicized by so-called “liberal media”?

July 25, 2013 at 10:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t understand what the benefit is for newspapers to be so liberal. If newspapers fairly and factually reported the “News” it seems to me that they would sell more papers because both liberals and conservatives like to read the real facts. But liberal papers are satisfied promoting their agenda and struggling financially. That doesn’t sound like a sensible business plan to me. But, people continue to re-elect the same politicians and expect different results; so I guess that proves that it does not take a lot of intelligence to publish a newspaper or to vote.

July 28, 2013 at 7:49 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The editor writer must be wet behind the ears because they are so juvenile.

July 30, 2013 at 6:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is for Matt DeRienzo,

If you want to talk about racists and make comparisons to the Tea Party as being like the KKK, in my opinion MSNBC is the most racists station out there. Al Sharpton is the biggest race baiter to ever have a program. I am old enough to remember the Al Sharpton of the 60's and 70's. He hasn't changed one iota. He is by far the biggest racist out there. Let us not forget that the KKK were mostly democrats. Some were allowed to be in Congress, how sad.

So, Matt stop bashing the Tea Party. They and we want our country back as founded.

August 3, 2013 at 6:02 PM 

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