Is this more flack or a direct hit?

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

Are these dashed and smashed dreams or just a nick that can heal?

Chris Christie was starting to shine again and then more, according to the press, damming evidence.

There’s supposed proof of Christie approving BridgeGate and the media goes off running, but still with unproven info.

Politicians, officials and the media often take sides. The press disregards complexities and reports incomplete issues, hurting little people struggling to get through life. The media is as much, or more, to blame for they help spoil life by making complex issues black and white. Issues that need to be worked out and investigated to maximum are simplified and sensationalized.

Issues and facts reported properly can inspirit people. When will those that run things stop acting like school children at recess, with taunts of “Nan, nanny nan” and “I’m right, me first.”

Slowing down, to start respecting it all, will get justice, with positive results for all in politics, in governing, in reporting the news and all artistic expression that is based on fact or history. Politicians alter facts, threatening officials bend rules for favors, the media sensationalizes and arts often alters history, facts and individuals’ actions for flow of theme.

All leave out the noble of us on all sides that try to work within human made systems, doing the honorable when possible. Two opposite examples of this are Republicans angry still about Christie working so well with Obama and Hollywood making all the bad guys from World War II totally evil.

Christie had a responsibility to New Jersey first after Sandy. Republicans should be championing Chris and Hollywood should show, in true light, the guts of German soldiers who refused orders to destroy art and Paris.

Credit should be given when due, like after Jimmy Fallon’s positive Slow Jam with the Mitt Romney. But then he and his band, the Roots, disregarded the passing of the man responsible for Martin Luther King’s anthem We Shall Overcome, Pete Seeger.

I have been pushing for a “politician’s retreat” with art as common ground. Perhaps we also need military style politician, artist and media “boot camp.”


Jim C. Reilly

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