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We want to tell all of you who live in Haleyville
what a wonderful Halloween we had this year.
This was our 41st year giving out candy to
trick-or-treaters on 11th Avenue.
We have never had anything damaged or missing in
all of these years.
It was a blessing to talk to the kids of
yesterday; then seeing their children of today. Their children were so
nice and kind. Dads and mothers, you are doing a great job.
We love you all. We have been so blessed to know
Doyal and Jean Taylor
I enjoy reading newspapers and watching
many news channels on TV.
There is a thing I have discovered. Most, almost
all, news channels are biased, too personalized on one side of the
spectrum or the other - Democrat or Republican.
The news readers, or so-called news reporters,
don’t just report the news, they personalize it. It is more
commentary than just reporting.
Many news channels make a very good living
disparaging some leaders of America. They are not only disparaging, but
are cruel and disrespectful of our highest office in America.
We are all different. We all have our favorites.
We try to respectfully work through that. To have the privilege some
reporters have to be able to speak to America and then say some things
that are absolutely untrue. Most of them know it is not true and that
happens on both sides of the parties. It is a sorrow.
Some news stations do very little but
incite and work people up. They give them what they want to hear,
excite them and they will keep coming back. Dig, dig for more dirt like
in the scandal sheets. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or
not. “Sue us. This is tabloid news.” They are free to do
tabloid. It is sad they report tabloid as true news. Probably most who
watch and listen believe every word they hear.
All the above is also true for the internet.
I do so admire the late Walter Cronkite who
simply reported the news. He never commented on the news, even the day
President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed. Mr. Cronkite upon
hearing the president was deceased bravely swallowed the lump in his
throat and said, “President Kennedy has been shot and has died
some 30 minutes ago, at 2:00 Eastern Standard time.” To the best
of my memory, that was near his words.
And I’m sure at the end of his newscast, he
uttered his famous words, “And that’s the way it is.”
Then I believe he gave the date and signed off.
Nadine Hood Overstreet