Town Hall Meeting in Talent Oregon 2/8/06...
Over 100 crowded into a meeting room (one imc reporter said 150 people) at Jackson County Fire District 5's fire station in Talent. We came to meet with State Senator Alan Bates and Representative Peter Buckley who first made statements and then asked for citizen questions. When asked about domestic spying Senator Bates stated, "I believe the President should be impeached over this" and he went on to say, "No President has unbridled power."
When Senator Bates said this the entire room roared with approval and produced by far the loudest applause of the night!
At the end of the event we were talking to Representative Buckley and he told us that there actually was a way that our state could initiate impeachment proceedings to some how kick start the federal process. Sounds interesting, but only if we had a different legislature. But who knows. This spying violation crosses lines of all parties. Its just plain not American!
Thank you Senator Bates and Representative Buckley for standing up to this violation of our civil rights!!!
ONE MORE THING: MAINSTREAM MEDIA BETRAYAL * * UNETHICAL JOURNALISM
THE MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE, THE ASHLAND DAILY TIDINGS AND THE THREE LOCAL TELEVISION NETWORKS DID NOT SHOW UP AND AND THEY FAILED TO REPORT, AGAIN!!!
This news (i think this is news, do you?) This townhall meeting with our elected State Senator & Representative breaking fire code in an overcrowded room in a fire station was not reported by either the Tribune or Tidings. Time and time again these local newspapers and network television stations (that we are stuck with) neglect to cover local news and it's getting worse all the time. What can we do with this corporate owned media? They have the right to censure the news as they are doing. The First Amendment guarantees that. But it is UNETHICAL JOURNALISM to deprive our population from knowing about the events that are taking place here in Southern Oregon. Our very Democracy relies upon an informed public! What should we do about this media betrayal?