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Robert Braeking

Wish to sustain journalism? Perhaps the Times and others that plagiarize it would do well to print the truth and exercise due diligence in their research. Partisan rantings have no place on any but the editorial page.

If a product does not sell the government has no place in sustaining its existence. I would only support this bill if it also supported buggy whip manufacturers and pager providers.

Don Schlessinger


Bailey Jones

The value of a local newspaper is out of proportion to the modest cost of a subscription. Especially in a county like Galveston which is only marginally covered by Houston media outlets. I'm sure there will always be those who feel they can't support a newspaper that isn't a mouthpiece for their favorite political figures, but I would argue that politics is a small part of the GCDN's mission - and I've seen no attempt to corral political opinions here. Without the GCDN, where would we go to learn of local events - Facebook? Twitter?

Wayne D Holt

Always a pleasure when we find areas of agreement, and this is definitely one of them, Bailey.

I have been gratified...and amazed..at the level of knowledge, introspection and breadth of opinion that is available to us here. While I understand some feel GDN is biased, I think as long as all sides are allowed to weigh in and express disagreement with any opinion or publisher's perspective, it is still a free press in the truest sense of the term and certainly worth preserving.

Has anyone looked at what passes for news in most regional media these days? A discussion of the dynamics leading to the establishment of the Confederacy (such as has raged here) would never see the light of day. Earnest and thought provoking responses to the news features written by contributing reporters makes us all participants in a free press, not just observers.

I will definitely support this bill as 1) I think it is in the spirit of nurturing American freedom of the press and 2) anything that puts less jingle in Uncles Sam's cup is OK by me.

Bailey Jones

I think I've said it before, Wayne, but I truly enjoy this newspaper. I've always lived in large metro areas where the news might have been well reported, but was rarely relevant on a personal level. This is much more like my old college paper, where almost every story was about something, or someone, I had a connection to.

Diane Turski

I support this Act!

Wayne D Holt


James Woodall


Virginia Stone

I support this act and always will.

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