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LEWINSKY: She’s not someone to be admired

Re: “We need to drag cyberbullies out into the light” (TNT, 5-28).

While I do think something needs to be done in regard to the cyberbullies out there, I do not think that Monica Lewinsky should be the one out in the limelight discussing it.

It is a horrible problem, but someone who wasn’t caught having a physical relationship with the married president of the United States should be the one fronting this cause. I never did just blame her because it takes two to be in that kind of situation, but it also seems to me that in this

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MEDIA: No coverage of corporate crimes

The media obsess over the Boston bombing, trying desperately to turn it into a story about the usual suspects: brown-skinned foreign invaders. The media obsess over the lurid trial of Jody Arias, as if she is world-shaking news. The media obsess over the titillating story of Amanda Knox or the latest sex crimes in Cleveland.

Meanwhile, the media ignore the much more significant crimes of corporate deregulation. A whole town is devastated in Texas. More than 1,000 garment workers in Bangladesh die for our fashion industry. The Massey Energy Company in West Virginia kills or terrorizes its miners.

Halliburton and

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KNOX: Italian case appears questionable

Re: “U.S. media coverage is biased” (letter, 7-27).

Amanda Knox is a local citizen who is being held in a foreign prison. To the people of this area, that is a very big deal and they would like to be apprised of the progress of her case.

I found the article to be a concise and unbiased reporting of the court proceedings of the case. There are problems with the evidence, and those problems were highlighted in the courtroom.

I suggest that the letter writer read a book titled, “The Monster of Venice.” It was written by an Italian

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KNOX: U.S. media coverage is biased

Re: “DNA experts highlight problems with Amanda Knox case” (TNT, 7-25).

As a Briton, I am appalled by the American media coverage Amanda Knox is garnering. She has become some kind of news celebrity lately with the media coverage for her appeal.

Every night the news sources here in America paint her as some kind of victim of the Italian court system saying she was wrongfully accused. If she were any other nationality, would she be getting the same kind of media coverage? Probably not; she’d maybe rate a 15-second bit on the world news.

Why don’t people open

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