“Dear Editor”…An Open Letter To The Courier-Journal

This is one letter that I am very sure would never end up on the editorial page of the Courier-Journal. Why? One might ask. To explain let me begin by giving you a brief history of this “newspaper.” The Courier-Journal’s history began with four earlier newspapers: The Focus of Politics, Commerce and Literature, The Louisville Journal, the Louisville Daily Democrat and the Louisville Morning Courier. In 1868, The Courier and the Journal merged as The Courier-Journal, under editor Henry Watterson. In 1884, The Louisville Times was founded, under editor Emmett G. Logan. The two newspapers were purchased by Gannett from the Bingham family in 1986. The Louisville Times ceased publication in 1987. [source] From this brief explanation I am sure you can see that from it’s beginning it was pandering to the left.
We are now in the aftermath of a most historical mid-term election with the GOP regaining control of the House of Representatives and gained seats in the Senate. The Courier-Journal co-opted the people’s choice by blatantly promoting the progressive agenda with it’s overt support of John Yarmuth over Todd Lally who was attempting to restore America to the very foundation as built by the framers of the Constitution. They ignored the fact that Yarmuth had voted 99% of the time with Pelosi. The purpose of any news agency whether it be via print or televised is to report the news in an unbiased way for the reader to make their own informed decision.
I have embedded a recent video released by the Lally campaign that explicitly explains Yarmuth’s agenda. This is the kind of information that the people of Kentucky should have been privy too but yet, this publication failed to report.

It would be nice to think that by 2012 we would have another publication in which we receive our news, both locally and nationally but due to the dire economic times we are in that is unlikely. In the mean time, I will continue to boycott this “rag” and I wouldn’t even use it to potty train the most rabid of dogs!


12 responses to ““Dear Editor”…An Open Letter To The Courier-Journal

  1. Evidently it’s a leftist newspaper promoting a leftist agenda & yes … You can expect the paper to bury your piece. They wouldn’t want anyone to call out their precious Yarmuth after they have spent so much time hiding that he voted with Pelosi 99% of the time. Heaven forbid if that news would come to fruition for the paper’s reader.

    But that’s the way it goes w/ the leftist media. Their policy is “if the story helps America, bury it. If it hurts America, run it over & over again” …

    Also the Democrats/Liberals/Jihadist (I know, redundant) knows that they can depend on the leftist media in this country to not only ignore their distortion, but to actually work to support and spread it.

    BTW … I cancelled my local newspaper 2 years ago, the Atlanta Journal(huge leftist paper) for referring to Israeli Housing developments as “Settlements”. They’ve been calling me to renew ever since. LOL!

    • I get the same calls and mailers all the time trying to seduce me back in to buying this filth! Good for you for standing true to yourself and your principles, that is a rare thing to see these days!!

  2. The CJ has always been a leftist newspaper. click here to see what they wrote when Gannet took over the newspapers http://twitpic.com/340aze
    Here is a link to that book that clip is from page 493 http://tinyurl.com/26mjmom

  3. You are welcome Erica! I have now subscribed to your blog!

  4. Neither the CJ nor the Lexington Herald-Leader can be considered reliable news sources. Cleraly theit agendas cloud any journalistic objectivity. Never have received the CJ and cancelled our subscription to the HL 6 months ago. I read then on-line now at no charge and without having to go out in the weather to pick up mu paper off the drive.
    (Nice new look, Erica!)

  5. This publication appears to have been cursed from the beginning. Barry Sr.’s Dad, John Bingham, married Mary Lily Flagler, wealthy widow of Henry M. Flagler, co-founder of Standard Oil and developer of Florida’s east coast back in the Golden Age. Within no time, this lively vivacious socialite fell into suspicious depression and ill health and was reportedly murdered by overdose at the direction of her husband and at the hands of a quack physician practicing outside of his field. As sole beneficiary of Mary Lily’s fortune, John used his new-found wealth to buy the newspaper and thus, began his so-called career in print news publication. I have always been told that no matter how “good” something appears, look at the source before making a judgment. The book, “House of Dreams – The Bingham’s of Louisville” reveals the source of this family legacy is evil, greed, and murder if one is to believe the vast research and interviews done by Marie Brenner, the book’s author. In fact, so much information was gathered from the Filson Club in downtown Louisville that when the Bingham’s found out the author was doing research there, they closed access to the family file of information from this Club. Ms. Brenner did a good job showing how the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times began it’s dark history under the Binghams.

  6. This is great journalism.. Not what they did, but what you did!

  7. Erica, great synopsis of the Fourth Estate’s covert agenda to socialize our Republic! The Courier-Journal’s biased attempt to manipulate the election will have consequences. Kentuckians will vote with their pocketbook and stop subscribing to newspapers who deliberately push their leftist agenda. Keep documenting their partisanship, Erica. Bloggers are the new American pamphleteers in journalism. The Courier-Journal be damned!

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  9. Great blog, Erica! I’ve got an opportunity for a paid blogging gig (on a one-time basis or a short series) with a popular new Catholic blog. Please shoot me an email for details.

    God bless!


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