In sports, newspeople are free to ask hard questions and write stories about teams, players, managers and coaches.

Love to see this style of reporting Re: security at the US Capitol on Wednesday.

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Comments are open here, unlike many stories involving public policy.

The open attitude about sports reporting does not cross over to stories about the US Dept. of Homeland Security, big drug busts, The Troops, the War on Terror or local water quality impacted by sewage treatment plant outfalls.



Can you report to us on why security failed on Wednesday?

Seems like a post 911 Washington DC would be one of the very most prepared cities in the world to host gatherings and events of a friendly or unfriendly nature.


You will see some newspeople questioning the failure of security on Wednesday, but in a general sense, coverage seems to be more about political personalities, political parties and group identities.

Congressman Kilmer,

Please let us know why security failed on Wednesday.

Seems like a post 911 Washington DC would be one of the very most prepared cities in the world to host gatherings and events of a friendly or unfriendly nature.


If the Girl Scouts or the KKK enter the interstate and block traffic/risk public safety people must be able to count on elected officials and LE agencies to do their job. Different groups do appear to be treated differently based on location/whatever elected official has jurisdiction and whatever cause the group may be supporting.


Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she wants Pres. Trump to resign, and questions whether she would remain a part of the Republican Party.”

2 major parties are OK with:

Undeclared/unwon wars that never end, wasteful Homeland Security spending, the drug war, Federal prohibition of marijuana, treating 18-20 year old adults as 2nd class citizens, an ongoing glorification of military service, & newspeople who do not ask questions.


By carefully concealing himself, he was able to blend in and slip by strict post 911/GWOT security protocols at the US Capitol update:

“The QAnon-supporting man who briefly took the dais during the storming of the U.S. Capitol — while wearing a fur hat topped with buffalo horns and wielding a spear — has been arrested, the Justice Department announced Saturday.”


Post 911 surveillance state (fusion centers, license scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, & social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing these crimes:

Call in with your tips because security caved.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for risking your ass in Iraq & Afghanistan-working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Don’t worry-The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

Love to see newspeople asking questions.

State-Run Media/CBP Social Media Posts

CBP tells us:

Nothing gets past @CBP’s K9 units!

Nothing gets past @CBP’s K9 units?

Surely, a free and independent press will step up and ask for clarification on this wild CBP claim.

Hey newspeople, how did 2,224 pounds of meth tied to the Sinaloa cartel enter Riverside County, if nothing gets past @CBP’s K9 units?

Why is there a deadly fentanyl problem in Eastern Washington if nothing gets past CBP social media posts?


Whether they were Girl Scouts or the KKK, can you please report to us Re: why post 911/GWOT security protocols broke down at the US Capitol on Wednesday.



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