So, when President Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives a few weeks ago, The Frederick News-Post’s front-page headline in bold print the next day read “Trump impeached.”

On Feb. 6, the day after President Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate, no such BOLD headline of the Trump acquittal can be found.

Rather, a small, lower front-page box appears with a mention of the results of the Senate acquittal.

Perhaps The FNP should have considered this acquittal an equally important event, and used the same bold front-page headline it used when the first House of Representatives vote result was plastered on the front page.

The Feb. 6 editions of USA Today and The Washington Post did just that; a large, bold headline of the Trump acquittal. The FNP decided that the front-page picture of the former Bob Evans restaurant near FSK Mall being bulldozed was more worthy of front-page news.

Brian Moore

Mount Airy

(101) comments

jagman

Funny how an abortionist can always make the "procedure" just seem like nothing more than getting your teeth cleaned. They also claim later term abortion very rarely happens.

Really? Take a look at the story of a real life ghoul who was performing late terms in Philly.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/10/05/the-true-story-of-kermit-gosnell-and-his-victims/

Let me know if you think this is no big deal.

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KR999

So, enufalready, if Creepy Uncle Joe were to somehow [miraculously] get the nomination, are you going to call him "Deferment Joey?"

jagman

yet another democrat leaving the party:

https://medium.com/@karlyn/ive-been-a-democrat-for-20-years-here-s-what-i-experienced-at-trump-s-rally-in-new-hampshire-c69ddaaf6d07

jsklinelga

One thing we have learned in the past couple of years is that media bias not only exist but it is now outright blatant. I believe the FNP does a reasonable job at trying to be fair. It is true that conservative comments do get deleted at a higher percentage and this does happen later in the day. It would make economic sense for the FNP to guard against this since they are in a county that is purple. One thing that would be much harder to correct is the AP feeds. The writers contributing to the AP are definitely left leaning. Personally I do not read those articles because the bias is blatant. I read the FNP for local news. I hope they try to maintain a balance.on local issues.

phydeaux994

So anything you don’t agree with is media bias? And anything you do agree with is not? How convenient....and silly.🤪Peace jsk.

hayduke2

You claim bias / I claim fair and objective.

awteam2000

“Personally I do not read those articles because the bias is blatant. ”

Jimmy, You may want to look at your comment history. More then 3/4ths are responses to syndicated columnist’s editorials or the Associate Press. For example, look at your last 10 comments to the fnp. For example... 1/2 are comments to syndicated columnist articles or the AP, all on national issues.

shiftless88

Perhaps he just comments but does not read them? That would be typical of some people for sure.

olefool

The one who throws out the most words is usually the one throwing their stuff towards the proverbial "fan"... Get it???

prg45fan

This is a good example of the intolerant, angry left. You can shoot the messenger but not the message.

https://maineexaminer.com/anti-trump-maine-u-s-senate-candidate-rolls-out-guillotine-campaign-shirts/

Henry_Avery

But you are SILENT on this?!

“CPAC Chairman says Mitt Romney would not be safe a annual meeting”

https://www.newsweek.com/cpac-chairman-matt-schlapp-mitt-romney-safe-annual-meeting-people-mad-impeachment-1486484

Henry_Avery

More from the tolerant right:

“ Limbaugh today on Pete: “gay guy, 37 years old, loves kissing his husband on debate stages. Can you see Trump have fun with that?..they're saying, OK, how's this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump?”

https://www.mediamatters.org/rush-limbaugh/rush-limbaugh-mr-man-donald-trump-will-have-fun-pete-buttigieg-because-he-kisses-his

hayduke2

Kind of like crosshairs on a judge

olefool

Brian, I find FNP to be relatively fair and balanced in their reporting, but If you believe the FNP reports stories adverse to your political ideals why do you read it?? In light of the prior adverse statements of all those GOP "jurists" (senators) I'm satisfied with the fact that there was no acquittal rendered in this matter, instead it is and should be more aptly described as "jury nullification", ala OJ... Trump is guilty as sin. He knows it, I know it, those senators know it and you know it. His recent recriminating actions prove his guilt. You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

hayduke2

olefool - well said...

jagman

Trump calls out people who attack him. No one attacked olefool. He just took a shot.

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hayduke2

Yeah - somehow a Democrat makes a statement like olefools and it is ugliness. Your President calls folks sleeze, crooked, stupid, etc. and you are silent. Look up hypocracy bro!

Henry_Avery

I’d be more concerned about what ISN’T making the headlines, such as the follow-up to the unplanned visit to Walter Reed in October and the BS explanation that he was there for “Phase 1 of his physical”. He has been there at least one other time (possibly two), both times under the guise of “visiting military personnel undergoing surgery” but no word from the White House which is usually quick to tout positive press and eagerly confronts negative press. But on these instances? Silence.

It’s time to start asking some tough questions about his health.

Dwasserba

"The FNP decided that the front-page picture of the former Bob Evans restaurant near FSK Mall being bulldozed was more worthy of front-page news." Why repeat news available elsewhere. Losing the Bob Evans broke many hearts.

threecents

I think everyone knew Trump would be impeached and acquitted to begin with, but the impeachment was a major historical event. The acquittal, while significant, was anticlimactic. I think it was still on the front page - just with smaller font for the title than the impeachment story. I think everyone did find out he was acquitted, no? Funny that a lot of people get bent out of shape about the placement of stories in the FNP but deny that Russian election meddling effected the 2016 election.

awteam2000

Headline: First Bipartisan Senate Vote in History to Remove a Sitting President!

BunnyLou

Didn’t happen when Billy Bob was impeached. I hope you were outraged then to.

fnpzwack

Here’s a headline for you, coming this Summer: “Sanders Nomination Guarantees Another 4 Years of Trump Presidency”

shiftless88

Talk about a bunch of snowflakes! You want to control the headlines, buy a newspaper.

threecents

S88[thumbup]

Jleftwich

Trump even displayed a copy of the Washington Post with the banner headline "Trump Acquitted." You know, the same newspaper he ordered all federal agencies to cancel their subscription to because he cannot keep track of his own BS?

https://bit.ly/2HhPHn4

Obadiah Plainsmen

Brian, Don’t worry about the past, think about the future.FNP headline November 04, 2020:

TRUMP WINS

rikkitikkitavvi

I like: TRUMP STILL WINNING!

Alice Jones

And America still loosing.

Alice Jones

Losing

jagman

It's not America losing, it's the institutional left that is losing.

America IS winning.

phydeaux994

Now he’s making Barr let all of his henchmen that carried out his criminal orders off the hook. “I can do anything I want to” Suckers. TRUMP RULES!!!!

Jeepers11md

if you don't like Mr. trump please pack your bags and move to another country and leave our great country I will gladly help you pack

DickD

I like Trump loses his shirt in the 2020 Election! Now that would make the majority of us HAPPY!

jagman

Well dick, first it was envy you displayed. Now it's wrath?

What kind of "church" do you go to where they teach the 7?

BunnyLou

If it wasn’t for double standards, the FNP would have no standards at all. The most insidious power of the press is the power of omission.

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BunnyLou

Just like Billy Bob Clinton on this day for a documented crime.

awteam2000

How’s this for a HeadLine: Vile, Lying, Stench Acquitted but IMPEACHMENT IS for EVER

rikkitikkitavvi

You poor little thing aw. BOHICA in November bub.[lol]

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rikkitikkitavvi

With your logic nuff, No trial. No acquittal. No impeachment. A foregone conclusion of guilt by the House (Anti-American Cult) under the leadership of "Pitiful Pelosi" stands as the most egregious crime in history against a Presidential candidate and a sitting President. These are the days that will live in the infamy.

sevenstones1000

I beleive you need an actual trial with witnesses to be acquitted of something.

How about this headline: TRUMP “ACQUITTED”

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sevenstones1000

I guess you believe all trials end with the Grand Jury. You should stop watching Fox News all the time.

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BunnyLou

Ouch, NoStones, nice reply...

jagman

I would agree that the fnp hasn't improved very much on it's leftist bias since the new owners took over. It is worth noting that some other community papers Ogden owns are not nearly so biased. However, those communities are not controlled by local left-wing activists as Frederick seems to be.

Nothing will change as long as the current local editorial staff is in place.

Jleftwich

Are you suggesting that ALL of the coverage has a left-leaning slant ? Because I just do not see that in news articles. Let me know if I'm wrong.

In the editorial / opinion sections? Sure, it's there. But one can expect that to be where the slant shows up regardless of the publication.

jagman

The bias often shows in omission of news and in lack of follow up on news they are forced to address that they'd rather not.

The growing crime problem in downtown Frederick is obvious to those who spend time there, as an example. FNP tends to ignore it unless something really bad happens.

sofanna

FNP doesn't print anything they don't like, whether it's truth or not, including comments.

Jleftwich

FNP have done a fair amount of long-form news, including the recent spotlight on homelessness (https://www.fredericknewspost.com/special/topics/)

I have seen follow-up to news items, including county council actions. That's not to say there isn't other stuff that is overlooked.

Crime in DTF is an issue, for sure. And yes, that's usually how the news works: it gets reported when something bad occurs (that's not meant to be snarky). I do think it would be a good topic for FNP to do a deeper dive, a la their long-form news; I think they tend to run those on Sundays.

hayduke2

Delusional - keep your tin foil hats at the ready.

jagman

Note that all three stock indices are at all time record highs today, hay. Oh, that's right. It's just "anecdotal".

hayduke2

Nope - for the 49% of Americans who have money in the stock market, I am sure they are happy. I am also sure there will be an "adjustment", just like there was for the housing market and tech industries. That said, the other 51% may just not be seeing this great economy. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-01-16/trump-economy-is-not-as-strong-as-jobs-numbers-suggest But you go right ahead and look thru your narrow lens jag...

Henry_Avery

Nothing Trump did. All because fears about corona eased. Just like when the markets tanked 600 points when corona made news.

And just like if some damned Saudi prince farts tomorrow sending stocks tumbling again.

jagman

For those who choose NOT to participate in our economy thru stock purchases, So what?

hayduke2

Can’t believe you are that obtuse - not everyone has the salary that allows them to invest. In fact , many of those in the lower to middle class are in this category. What a unrealistic view of the American economy.

jagman

In a free market everyone has equal access to opportunity which will allow them to increase their earnings.

Why do you make excuses for people who fail to improve?

hayduke2

Your lack of empathy and diversion is amazing. Enjoy your blessings and the heck with everyone else

gabrielshorn2013

"not everyone has the salary that allows them to invest

True hay, maybe not everyone believes that they can save for retirement through investment, but certainly that is not true for all of the 51% not so invested. Most of them either choose to not invest, or don't know how to. Saving is a discipline. Once you make that a value, you will always do it, and will not miss the money you choose to save. You don't have to save a lot, but you have to save something and not touch it except in extreme hardship. That money may then be invested in a Roth account, which may be drawn from tax-free upon retirement. There are plenty of other programs such as "Acorns", that will round up credit card purchases to the next dollar, and invest those funds. So, it's not so much that they can't, its that they just don't.

jagman

OK, hay, what part of "In a free market everyone has equal access to opportunity" is a lack of diversity? Do the words "everyone" and "equal" escape meaning for you?

Or is it that you have simply bought into the "soft bigotry of low expectations" that permeates the left.

hayduke2

Gabe - my point is a family of four making $50 - 80,000 is hard pressed to commit that kind of money to a savings account or stock market after taxes and family expenses. To say everybody has that option and it is a choice is a bit disingenuous and misleading. Particularly true for a young family, with housing, medical and other expenses.

hayduke2

Jag - keep tryng to push your view but it is not a true picture for half of America.

gabrielshorn2013

Hay, that is neither disingenuous nor misleading. As I have stated here, it is not the government’s job to take care of us in our old age. It is our job to make sure that we can do just that, unless some extreme hardship, like debilitating disease, prevents us from doing so. Social Security was never meant to be our only retirement account. It was designed as a safety net for the elderly that might fall through the cracks due to some debilitating occurrence. Are you saying that a family of four making $50K cannot save anything? Not even a dollar a week? Nonsense. It is a matter of priorities and choices. The opportunity cost of treating yourself to dinner and not saving when you could have will bite you in the @$$ when it comes time to retire. Getting old is inevitable, unless you die early. Therefore, it is imperative that we save for the inevitable and not just say “que sera sera” until the inevitable hits you in the face. Even folks with humble beginnings who have learned that lesson will save. My folks were dirt poor coal miner’s kids in NE PA, who during the Depression sometimes didn’t know where their next meal was coming from. My grandparents taught my Dad to save at least 10% of anything he earned, even if it meant going without something they wanted (and they didn’t have much). My parents conveyed that same ethic to me, and I to my kids. I have saved a minimum of 10% of every paycheck since I was 14, working in a pet store washing animal cages, and more after that until now. We surely don’t live high on the hog, and don’t have all the latest amenities, although we probably could afford them. As a result of our saving regime and compound interest, we are looking at a comfortable retirement, living off the interest of our savings and not the principal. Nothing fancy, but comfortable, and hopefully leaving something to our kids. My relatives, who didn’t learn those lessons are still in coal country, complaining about what they don’t have, but did nothing to improve their situation. Like jag and I said, everyone has choices. They made bad choices, and my parents did not.

hayduke2

Well, I guess we will always disagree. I know folks make choices ( Yeah, I too grew up in Western PA, coal and steel country so save the stories. ) but my point is it is not always a simple choice and life intrudes. Your "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" claims are not always possible. I also feel that the loss of pension programs and the demise of unions contributed to many of the issues currently occurring but that is another story.

jagman

"Your "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" claims are not always possible."

Nonsense. It's always possible. Maybe you have no faith in people but I certainly do.

The fact many don't make good decisions does not mean they couldn't.

gabrielshorn2013

But it really is that simple hay. We make choices all the time about what our priorities are in life, and those choices may have either positive or negative effects. “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice” If you know what the inevitable is, and you fail to plan for it (not making a choice), whose fault is that? Are you saying that all 51% of those who have not saved for retirement are in the situation where they cannot save? Nonsense! Yes, many at the poverty line may not be able to save if they don’t try to get out of poverty (as I referred to my relatives earlier). But what part of the population is that? It is estimated that 15.1% of the population live at or below the poverty line. So what is the excuse for the other 35%? Not possible? Nonsense again. I am living proof. I also referred to a couple of women in another thread that I knew who grew up dirt poor, but worked as “dancers” (no touching) at a gentlemen’s club to pay tuition, room, and board. They were driven to succeed, saved every penny they could, and did what they had to do to get out of the hole. They are (and were) very successful in their later business careers after college, and retired (early) quite comfortably.

As for pensions, yes, what happened to pensions sucks. The only reasons pensions were around was for the tax benefit. BTW, the pension was a part of your negotiated compensation, and was delayed until you retired. It wasn’t something “extra” that the company threw in, and it came out of what you would have earned otherwise, hence the term “total compensation”. Pensions on the company’s books were liabilities, and when a company went bankrupt, the pension was wiped off the books. The advent of 401K spelled the end of pensions, because the employee, rather than the employer, would now be responsible for saving for retirement. We knew pensions were eventually going away in the 1980s. Who, other that public servants, has an active pension anymore? It has been 35 years since then. Nobody could claim that they didn’t know to save, because the only thing left for retirement was Social Security, which as I said, was never meant as a retirement account, and is on its last legs financially. But we knew that in the 1980s too.

DickD

Looks like the far right can't sleep. With the worse POTUS ever that is understandable.

rikkitikkitavvi

Dick, you are a poor misguided fool.

BunnyLou

Dick, worse, worst or wurst? Your comment shows your lack of creativity. The worst president in recent times was a tie between Carter and 44.

Alice Jones

Awwwww, comrade loo talks about creativity. This coming from the most unoriginal, misguided, and original poster there is on this site.

Alice Jones

*And lacking cognitive thought process*

MD1756

Gabrielshorn, you wrote "Yes, many at the poverty line may not be able to save if they don’t try to get out of poverty (as I referred to my relatives earlier)." I would actually reduce that number to those who are mentally or physically unable. As you said, it really is simple. Identify what you need to live on for the life style you want (in other words budget your resources), then take steps to achieve those goals. For example, housing tends to be one of the largest expenses. If you want to balance your budget cut your expense by getting a roommate so you can save for your longer term goals. I didn't want a roommate, but that's what I did to meet my longer term goal of owning a home. Saving as little as $5 a day starting when you're 20 @ 5% interest will give you nearly $229,000 by the time you reach 60 (nearly $340,000 by the age of 67). It can be done it depends on whether you're more interested in satisfying short term wants or long term wants.

KellyAlzan

Sensitive little fliwers aren’t we, Brian Moore?

KellyAlzan

Flowers*

fnpzwack

The new ownership and management of the FNP is even more liberal than the previous regime. Not to mention the forum moderators that frequently delete conservative comments, even when there is no violation of the forum rules.

jsklinelga

fnpzwack

Have not paid attention lately but for a while you could tell when the afternoon shift started. Instantaneously conservative comments were deleted. It is of little import. The comment section is of little value. But the FNP does print most letters. That is where the real impact is regarding opinions.

shiftless88

I am not conservative yet I have had comments that do not seem to violate the rules. Your comment does not make sense because plenty of conservative comments still remain so if they are motivated to delete comments unfairly, why wouldn't they just delete them all?

jagman

Come on shifty. Jim is correct that conservative (even libertarian) comments are routinely vacuumed from these forums. Happens to me quite often. And he's also correct that it currently seems to be the afternoon shift. A few months back it was the night shift.

A good example of a leftist comment that clearly is over the line is one above from alice. Watch over the next day and see if it remains. My bet is it does.

shiftless88

Again, jagman, there are plenty of conservative comments that remain, and some liberal ones are removed as well. That does not prove your hypothesis at all. Do you report comments?

jagman

Shifty, I would bet a steak dinner that the percentage of conservative/libertarian Comments removed FAR exceeds the occasional lefty comment removed.

In fact, if I am typical, many comments never even see the light of day so you don't even know they got whacked.

And no, I don't report comments. I believe in FREE SPEECH. I want everyone to have their say. Especially the nasty ones like alice. It exposes them for who they are.

shiftless88

jag; that is not a random sample and assumes that the right and left are breaking rules at the same rate. A quick sampling of comments would indicate that is not true.

jsklinelga

Mr. Moore,

I was more shocked at the USA Today and WaPo headlines then the FNP. Consider the newsworthiness. The impeachment was shocking in part and definitely historical. It was the first ever partisan, completely politically motivated Presidential impeachment that cast a foreboding shadow across our future political landscape. Historical and newsworthy indeed. The acquittal. Duh!

shiftless88

Actually what was historic was the bi-partisan vote to find him guilty.

jagman

Romney's vote was more indicative of petty, bitter jealousy than anything else.

But hey, at least you can make that claim.

Meanwhile, Trump support is rising and Utah is drafting legislation to allow a recall initiative for congress critters.

awteam2000

Wrong

Utah legislature won't consider bills to censure or recall Romney! Instead push a citation thanking Trump for “all the great things he’s done for the state of Utah,”

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/482736-utah-legislature-wont-consider-bills-to-censure-or-recall-romney

shiftless88

jagman; that is what Trump supporters tell themselves so they can pretend that it was all a sham. They have lost sight of what it means to have someone do the right thing.

awteam2000

If the opposing votes switches immediately to the other party, is that bipartisan?

jagman

Yes. He was a democrat when the vote took place. he switched afterward, realizing the party has lost it's mind.

TomWheatley

One Republican vote makes something 'bi-partisan' ???

shiftless88

It is exactly.

jagman

Give Romney a couple of weeks and his "newfound" buddies on the left will start hating him again. Soon as he votes to approve a constitution judge.

He's a man without a party now.

KR999

BS shiftless, one lone Republican vote does not make it bi-partisan. What was partisan was the whole impeachment process in the first place, and you know it.

jagman

Don't forget that the house impeachment vote was bi-partisan to NOT impeach. Remember there were three dems that voted Not to do it. That, if you want to split hairs, was triple the bi-partisanship that happened in the Senate!

Back atcha!

DickD

You know, Jag, you are right, Romney has no party now. That is the pity as he is a true Conservative, not a Trumpette.

jagman

Don't know as I'd call him a "true" conservative. Remember he got the MASS healthcare law passed (mini obamacare). That blew up the cost of insurance in that state. One reason we knew what would happen with ocare. And guess what? It did just that.

A "true" conservative would never do that.

What he is and really always has been is an establishment republican. Part democrat, part republican. Better than a full blown leftist but definitely not a "small government" conservative.

There are a lot of those guys in DC

awteam2000

Yes. There will be differences going forward over Romney‘s Ideology , policies but it won’t be over ethics and morality.

jagman

First chance the democrats get they will attack Romney. It's what they do.

jagman

OK AW, if you want to preach ethics and morality, why do you support a political party that supports at birth abortion?

hayduke2

Come on Jag, they do not support at birth abortion. You need to find new sources of propaganda.

jagman

It's a FACT that every democrat presidential candidate supports NO LIMIT on the time frame for abortion. Remember back in 2016 during the last debate Clinton was asked point blank and refused to state any limitation on that procedure.

So yes, the democrat party supports, by definition, at birth abortion.

The point of my original comment to AW was that lecturing us about ethics and morality falls flat by party members who support late term procedures (third term for sure).

threecents

Here is a link to a good article about the late abortion controversy. https://www.vox.com/2019/3/11/18246702/trump-abortion-ralph-northam-virginia-green-bay

jagman

Funny how an abortionist can always make the "procedure" just seem like nothing more than getting your teeth cleaned. They also claim later term abortion very rarely happens.

Really? Take a look at the story of a real life ghoul who was performing late terms in Philly.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/10/05/the-true-story-of-kermit-gosnell-and-his-victims/

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