March 14, 1995 |
I remember when there were nine daily newspapers in New York City? Many Philadelphians have never forgotten the deceased Bulletin's slogan: In Philadelphia, Nearly Everybody Reads The Bulletin. Newspapers are dying. In this contemporary era, television has been the grotesque murderer of newspapers and magazines. Today, pay-for-TV-cable has been an ugly motive for not reading newspapers. Newspapers are in my blood. I read newspapers voraciously. In the past golden age of newspapers, it was cranky typewriters, inexpensive copy paper, rewritemen receiving stories from reporters over old-time telephones.
February 9, 2004
IAM REALLY concerned with the judgment calls made by the Daily News. First of all I have noticed a decline in the amount of real news in the paper. Then, to cheapen it further by placing Janet Jackson's breast hanging out of her outfit is just deplorable and sickening. What if my child saw that paper? As if it wasn't bad enough the first time on live TV, we have to live it over and over again through the talk shows (at least they blur it out) - and now what is supposed to be a "news"paper.
January 2, 2008
NOW THAT Philadelphia has already invested more than a half-BILLION dollars in stadia for "important" sports, the Daily News decides to take a position against the funding of a soccer-specific stadium in Chester? Why shouldn't soccer fans be able to watch their sport in an appropriate stadium? Is it that the money will be spent and earned outside the city? Or that your readers know nothing about the sport? Here's hoping the Legislature isn't listening. Peg Manning Eastsound, WA I don't think Barack Obama has much of a chance at winning the presidency because of his Muslim-sounding name.
October 18, 2005
WE ALL KNOW that the Daily News aspires to be on the left of Pravda. Your constant attempt to appear as the poor cousin of the New York Times and Washington Post is admirable, but to build that reputation on the backs of your editorial page is nothing more than a counsel of folly. You actually are proud that your letter-writers' entire vocabulary consists of "Bush lied," "Impeach Bush" and "More gravy. " I look at your letters and editorial pages, and it resembles the frantic scribblings of a 3-year old. Where is the balance?
September 29, 2008
IN RESPONSE to your recent editorial on the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Patrick McDonald, I would like to ask what exactly you're referring to when you suggest that this brutal cold-blooded murder represents a "battle of haves versus have-nots. " Are the editors at the Daily News so unconsciously caught up in a Marxist interpretation of history that every conflict the paper covers is ultimately seen through the lens of a perpetual conflict between classes with opposing interests, rather than - as most of your readers see the world - as individuals with moral agency freely making decisions each and every day of their lives?
July 9, 2003
I WAS REALLY upset when I read the responses to gay men who want to be scout masters (July 7). I totally saw red when I read the response saying "Would you really want your 12-year-old son in the woods with a gay man?" Where has the person been who wrote this? it has been a proven fact that heterosexual males are the ones who molest and rape young children. In this day and age, why would someone write his kind of nonsense? Isn't the real issue, here someone who teaches our children, has compassion, love, and respect for the kids?
September 30, 2011 |
The Phillies get a reminder of their ultimate goal every time they take the field.World Series goal in plain sight The Phillies get a reminder of their ultimate goal every time they take the field. Hanging in the hallway outside the clubhouse is a picture of the World Series trophy. Underneath the photo is a plaque inscribed with the words "Bring It Home!" While it is not as tradition-laden as say, the "Play Like A Champion Today" sign that every player touches heading out to the football field at Notre Dame, a little inspiration never hurts.
April 17, 2003
CAN someone explain to me your conclusion that an actor's view of the war is more valid than a baseball museum executive's (editorial, April 11)? It is the height of hypocrisy for Tim Robbins to protest Dale Petroskey's having "chosen to use . . . his position to make a political statement," as Robbins and his wife have repeatedly done exactly that since long before Petroskey joined the fray. If they had limited their public statements to matters of acting, he would have surely limited his to matters of baseball.
February 27, 2007
I'VE BEEN debating whether to give up your newspaper because of its far-left views. I also don't like the tasteless ads, or ads that prey on the less fortunate (car dealers, sick video stores, lewd nightclubs, business opportunities, car and insurance loans, and dubious lawyers). Your views on domestic and foreign affairs are not even close to mine, but I guess that's your choice. And why do you put Tiger Woods and other golf stories in the back of the sports section? Because Philly has a basketball mentality and can't grasp a skilled game?