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  1. CarrotCakeMan

    Soon, we will see the anti-gay posters attack Mr. Ehrich for his audacity in refusing to promote their failed anti-gay agenda, just as they attack anyone who won’t help them hurt LGBT Americans.

  2. Susan Humphreys

    I wish it were true, that people would seek out honest and truthful information. I don’t see it happening. I see people looking for the news that supports their opinions! AND I see people passing on “news” from their facebook and twitter accounts that hasn’t been fact checked, but everybody is saying it, I got 20 tweets about this, so it must be true! AND they pass it on to all of their friends. Talk show hosts are more popular than news programs, check the ratings. People love that “in your face” style of “journalism”. They love to see someone “stick it to the man”, eventhough they can’t tell “who the man is”. I also see young people tuning out altogether, more interested in gossip then serious discussions about current events. This modern “news” and “social media” environment is a two edged sword and I don’t have faith that people will really use it wisely. But then what i consider wise, seeking factual information rather than opinion with an agenda is not what others consider wise. For them it is wise to seek out the information that conforms to their belief system, no need to unnecessarily rock the boat.

  3. “Even if Trinity’s measure gets before Wal-Mart shareholders, it isn’t likely to prevail. But the point is made: At the people’s end of the telescope, we will use the power we have to push for change.”

    The more attacks on the Second Amendment the more gun sales skyrocket.

    And why do statements from Trinity say gun murder is up when it is half of levels 20 years ago?

  4. Tom – I find your article confused and misleading. So Mr. Eich made a donation to a legal political group which was not advocating how Mozilla would or would not serve it customers. From all that I have read, there was no intent to deny anything to any group of people so far as Mozilla the product is concerned. But even if one’s legal free speech actions in the community to do not square with the vocal opposition, then you potentially face repercussions to your career. This kind of stuff is nothing new and will continue to happen when public figures express their opinions. Still, I think you make your own point in the article when you call Mr. Eich an anti-gay activist. Perhaps you are the one distorting the reality that he may be more correctly labeled pro-traditional marriage, but instead prefer the more negative anti-gay wording. Like you say, I can become my own new gatherer and see through the bias of the attack ads.

  5. As long as he keeps it out of the business, who gives a damn. Its none of your business anyway. If he is asked to do an editorial, that will be his side and I know someone will be asked to give the other view(and probably more space). having an opinion is one thing, attacking one for that is another.

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