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Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 16:05:19 -0400
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conversation: Presidential Primary Debate 16Apr2008
Subject: Presidential Primary Debate 16Apr2008
Dear Mr Salinger,
I am a resident of Pennsylvania and, prior to Wednesday evening, had not watched any of the previous debates. Having not yet decided for whom I want to vote next Tuesday I tuned in to the debate. I learned almost nothing new about either Senator Clinton or Senator Obama. Certainly in the first hour of the debate I heard absolutely nothing of substance. Let me make it clear, Mr Salinger, that I do not care whether Senator Obama wears a flag pin, I do not care to hear a rehash of Senator Clinton’s tale of landing in wherever it was, and on and on. None of that was particularly relevant when it was new and it’s certainly irrelevant now that it’s old news.
I’ve watched Charles Gibson for years, starting on Good Morning America, and I always liked him. He really seems like a nice guy. I was sorely disappointed in his performance the other night. I lost a great deal of respect for him and I feel badly about that. As for George Stephanopoulos, he’s never convinced me of his talent and anyone who needs to get tips from someone like Sean Hannity can’t have much, if any.
You’ve lost a viewer Mr Salinger. I’m not saying I’ll boycott ABC entirely, but I’ll stick to your entertainment programming, since at least you’re honest about that and bill it as entertainment. As for your so-called news programming, maybe you should bill that as entertainment as well. It isn’t very entertaining, but at least you wouldn’t be pretending that it was news.
Very sincerely yours,
thanks to Balloon Juice for the e-mail addresses
(UPDATE: corrected e-mail addresses)