Old Glory is not Flag-Flap
Americans rally against foreign icon
OR - After an investigation, the US~Observer reported that
the Oregon Employment Office was flying a Mexican flag inside its office,
and that it was being flown higher than the nearby American flag. What
ensued was an onslaught of public outcry to remove the flag and, in
fact, they did, but they also removed the American flag which brought
about another article and further public furor.
Now, it seems as though
the Employment offices are enlisting the aid of their local mainstream
news media to do a little clean-up in the aftermath of the Mexican flag
From making the complainant,
Earl Howard, who brought the flag issue to light, appear to be fanatical
by asserting he has issue with pencils imported from China, to stating
that pictures used in the articles of “publications”distorted
the facts, the Medford Mail Tribune has shown itself as a spokesperson
for the establishment and not a voice of the people.
According to Paul Walter
of NewsWithViews, “this issue proves mainstream media can not
be trusted to report accurately.”
Never did the writer, Meg
Landers, of the Medford Mail Tribune ask to see the photos, or any correspondence
the US~Observer received from the State agency admitting to their indiscretion.
Read the Tribune article
at mailtribune.com. You may read the articles written by the US~Observer
and NewsWithViews by clicking on the following stories:
Flag story #1 -
Placing the Mexican
Flag above “Old Glory”
Flag story #2 - American
Flag Taken Down In Order "Not To Offend"
Note: In Flag story #1
we asked people to e-mail us their view on the article by asking the
simple question, “Should “Old Glory” be flown below
the Mexican National flag?” We have received over four thousand
responses, some of which we have included in our special Flag Letters
to the Editor in this edition. Of the thousands of responses we only
received one letter where the respondent said simply, “Yes”
in answer to the question.
of the initial article, the amount of public opinion, and the photographs
included, we received a response from from the main public relations
officer of the Oregon Employment Office that the flag had been removed.
But what we didn’t know, at first, is that the American flag had
been removed as well, prompting our follow-up article Flag
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