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Old 12-19-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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[SIZE=2]West Virginia Discovers the Internet | NBC Washington (http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local-beat/West-Virginia-Discovers-the-Internet-79608847.html - broken link)

I encourage everyone to read this. If you feel compelled, please write a quick email to those in charge at NBC 4 and express your displeasure. This particular article is pretty outrageous in that it was posted as a "news" story. Credit to WVsports.com for bringing this to my attention.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: nunya
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Disgusting.

I hope they lose some ad revenue over this.

He should write an apology and retraction, televise it on the NBC Nightly News, then do a real article on the bloat that is Washington, DC.
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Oh, they definitely got a "happy *$%!# holidays" email from me.

Jokes are one thing - this guy was vomiting through his keyboard. I would suggest letting that site know that you'll be informing their advertisers you won't be doing business with anyone who places ads on a site that publishes junk like that. Money talks.
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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Good grief. Half the people living in DC can't read and write,
and the rest are corrupt politicians yet they want to ridicule
others with stereotypical garbage? Typical liberal media wack
jobs.
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Let them yuck it up. Keeps the numbnuts away from our state.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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I couldn't get my comment to post on the article. They may have disabled anymore comments. But from reading the responses, it sounds like this guy really angered a lot of folks.

He owes his readers and the residents of WV an apology.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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This article is completely ridiculous. I must admit as a native WVian, I do enjoy an occasional WV joke, however this just went way too far. I can't believe someone would actually consider writing and posting an article on a news site that has parts of WV in it's media market. However, it is good to see other DC metro residents standng up for us even if they aren't from here. -mmccul
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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I couldn't get my comment to post on the article. They may have disabled anymore comments. But from reading the responses, it sounds like this guy really angered a lot of folks.

He owes his readers and the residents of WV an apology.
Go to the station's webpage... that's what I did, and click on the "Contact Us" link. I told them they should be ashamed to have a semi literate moron like that working for them, and quoted his use of the phrase "Yokels to the west". That's akin to one of us writing something like "ignorant ghetto dwellers to the east" or "inbred elitists from East of the Blue Ridge".

By the way... someone should try to get this to Manchin. He isn't good for much else, but he would respond to this.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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What if we divert the Potomac to flow into the Cheat, or the Greenbrier?
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Good grief. Half the people living in DC can't read and write,
and the rest are corrupt politicians yet they want to ridicule
others with stereotypical garbage? Typical liberal media wack
jobs.
In the District proper yes indeed..it's a sea of either extreme wealth or poverty. The DC Metro area in the MD and VA burbs though have the highest income and education levels in the country. This media report is proof however that money and brains don't necessarily equal class!

One thing though...how do you even know this guy is liberal? Let me guess its because its from the NBC? Is everything always a big partisan issue to you? Did it ever occur to you that this guy might be conservative? or independent? or anarchist? What does it even matter? It's a pointless piece of journalistic trash the likes of which are written on a daily basis. Has nothing to do with being liberal.
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