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Don’t spend my tax money on this

By April 18, 2011

Recently, an article appeared in your paper regarding KDVS, UC Davis’ radio station, and their acquisition of Al-Jazeera’s broadcasting. It was especially telling when the program director stated that “after reading of Al-Jazeera’s problems with getting on the air in the U.S. that taking on Al-Jazeera would be unique for our market and in line with our KDVS philosophy.”

Maybe there’s a reason it hasn’t “gotten its nose under the tent,” probably the same reason that Joseph Goebbels couldn’t get a job as an op-ed contributor to the New York Times nor Mata Hari get her talk show syndicated.

I realize people have their First Amendment rights,but as stated in your article, Al-Jazeera can be streamed online or special-ordered through satellite radio. I, for one, find it extremely offensive that a tax-supported media outlet would promote Al-Jazeera and hold its unique philosophy, especially when it’s my tax money.

David Stolp

El Macero

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