Letters: Presidential politics, Sacramento movies, etc.

Sen. Bernie Sanders holds a rally in Sacramento in August 2019. His millennial supporters are being hammered by the coronavirus shutdown. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Mainstream media

Re: “Terrible timing” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, April 14):

SN&R, sounding a lot more like mainstream corporate media than an independent local newspaper. Why the establishment bias?

Brian Petersen, Sacramento / via Facebook

Deja vu

Re: “Terrible timing” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, April 14):

Most will not support [Joe] Biden and just not vote, as they did in 2016. Democrats didn’t learn their lesson.

Tom Caves, via Facebook

Stolen election

Re: “Terrible timing” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, April 14):

Hillary [Clinton] did win the popular vote. The electoral college was and will always be the only way Republicans can win an election. They do not represent the majority of our nation. The election was stolen, just like it was stolen in 2000.

Shawna Randolph, via SN&R Extra

Missing movie

Re: “The land before Lady Bird” by Lindsay Oxford (Arts & Culture, April 14):

So many other movies you could have mentioned—Her Minor Thing, for example, with Rachel Dratch, Michael Weatherly and Christian Kane!

Zoe Hastings, via SN&R Extra

Sac on the small screen

Re: “The land before Lady Bird” by Lindsay Oxford (Arts & Culture, April 14):

And TV! You probably all know Eight Is Enough and The Even Stevens were set in Sacramento, but who remembers Kingston: Confidential? It was Raymond Burr’s post-Ironside series, short-lived, but his character’s house was that gorgeous turreted structure at the corner of 21st and T. We also got to see Burr drive his Mercedes across the Tower Bridge. And let’s not forget The Mentalist, set here until the final season took the cast to Austin. At least it was another state capital.

John Bell, via SN&R Extra

Sad, not sad

Re: “From SN&R’s president: It could be the end” by Jeff vonKaenel (Greenlight, March 17):

Sorry to hear you suspended publication. Not real sure why. I just wanted to say I am sad and not sad. I am not sad because I finally had to put your paper down because your group is biased. Every issue anymore was a fine print punching bag of my president. Your journalists took any and all means to hate and discredit him.

Why am I sad? Because your paper was a good supplement for me in this TP shortage. Good luck.

Rob Oeldeman, Sacramento / via email

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2 Comments on "Letters: Presidential politics, Sacramento movies, etc."

  1. RE: Rob Oeldeman – I agree with you and said the same in a comment previously. SNR loses its purpose when it just becomes the print version of MSNBC. The paper served a purpose when it was willing to give a voice to alternative viewpoints and those that reject authoritarian overreach. But like the MSM and DNC, they have flocked to support the deep state and every loony liberal cause they can simply because they hate Trump. With the CCP Virus ravaging the country, you would think some would start to say Trump was correct in bringing back jobs and decoupling from China – but nope! Can’t have the MSM criticize China when they can bash Trump instead. Just another example of a company that “Went Woke – Go Broke”. SNR, if you resume printing, go back to your roots.

  2. Note: The National Popular Vote bill is 73% of the way to guaranteeing the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country, by changing state winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes.

    It requires enacting states with 270 electoral votes to award their electoral votes to the winner of the most national popular votes.

    All voters would be valued equally in presidential elections, no matter where they live.

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