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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

On April 30, ABC’s Nightline took the noble step of honoring America’s fallen in Iraq by reading their names and showing their photos.

Other ABC stations were prohibited from following suit because their owner, the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, fears that any public recognition of the fallen soldiers is a political act against the war in Iraq. And that won’t do for a company that financially supports the Bush administration and hopes to be the next wholly partisan news network behind Fox.

Americans are proud of their soldiers, whether or not they are proud of the war. Hiding their ultimate sacrifice to their country by hiding their names, their faces, their deaths, can only show that those behind the war, and the administration, are not as confident or proud.

Nightline’s willingness to take time out of their usual schedule to pay tribute to the dead is a great service. Civic-minded journalism like this should be encouraged, not censored.


Chelsea Congdon Brundige

Old Snowmass

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