Teed-off TEA'd: Where's the coverage?

Editor’s note:

Following are several of the 93 postcards received this week. Most were signed, a few were from the same person, but all carried the same message. They want their community newspaper to cover Ramona TEA’d speakers.

The

Sentinel

publishes advance notice of each Ramona TEA’d meeting, sometimes more than once a month. The meetings also are listed in the newspaper’s Our Town calendar. The gentleman who submits the information provides each speaker’s background and topic.

We’ve occasionally had follow-up articles, but that was at the start of the monthly meetings. Dr. Gary Myers emailed a photo of last month’s speaker. We thank him for his submission.

We appreciate all of cards and thank you for the mass mailing. You have made your point.

Where’s the coverage? I don’t understand why the Sentinel does not report the activities of the Ramona TEA’d at the forum other than the advance notice of the monthly meeting submitted by Ramona TEA’d. It is not necessary to be a supporter of the tea party to report news. Knowledge of what is going on is important, especially in these troubling times of our country in turmoil.

Vic Vizcarra HELP! We have nationally recognized speakers right here in Ramona almost every month. Yet, the Ramona Sentinel ignores this. You could change this. Will you?

Paul Tarr I have written several op-ed pieces over the years and appreciate your publication of them. However, I question the lack of coverage of Ramona TEA’d in your paper. We are in our fifth year and have sponsored several speakers that addressed many important issues, and yet the lack of coverage is troubling. Why, I ask.

Jim Tapscott As a supporter of Ramona TEA’d, I have attended meetings (last Saturday of every month) that were packed with hundreds of patriots learning about important issues and never see any coverage in our community paper. Why not?

John Plunkett I am dismayed at the lack of post-event coverage of Ramona TEA’d town hall meetings. Many of the speakers have appeared in the national media, yet your paper continues to avoid coverage of these speakers. Why are topics like gun control, voter fraud and Islamic terrorism not newsworthy to the Ramona Sentinel?

Paul Honeycutt There is no reason not to cover the Ramona T party events.

Dale Timblin Please come to Ramona TEA’d meetings. Two hundred people attend every month.

Janeg Jordan I was able to sit in on a meeting in town to listen to a well-known blogger who is often covered in national and international news debates, and I was unable to locate any of your writers. Would you be interested in an article, written by any of the people who were in attendance? We can have it written and formatted in a week. Please let me know via email.

Erin Bean Your preference for socialist topics has been noted. The fact that your education was pro Socialist was wrong. There is not one good thing about socialism.

Robin Shelley We are anxious to see our events published in OUR paper. Is there anything stopping you from doing so? Let me know what I can do to help.

Danny Marshall Sr. Have you thought that the lack of coverage of the Ramona Tea’d party is viewed as media bias?

Leonard Stewart I was shocked to hear that the Ramona Sentinel was just another liberal propaganda rag. But shouldn’t have been. Stop liberal hypocrisy and start reporting with a fair and just voice.

Steve Yanke If six people show up for a community event in Ramona, the Sentinel is there with a reporter and camera. If 300 to 400 folks show up for a Ramona Tea’d town hall event featuring a nationally recognized speaker, there is no coverage whatsoever. Why not? Is this what is truly serving the people of Ramona? Please help us to become informed citizens on issues relevant to our freedom and welfare.

Linda Turnbull

   
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