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Media Bias, Age Discrimination, or both?
By Jay Jones


August 19, 2008
Tuesday PM

The Alaska Human Rights Act, AS 18.80.200, provides: (a) It is determined and declared as a matter of legislative finding that discrimination against an inhabitant of the state because of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood is a matter of public concern and that this discrimination not only threatens the rights and privileges of the inhabitants of the state but also menaces the institutions of the state and threatens peace, order, health, safety, and general welfare of the state and its inhabitants.

This law seems to have authority over local news classified ad policies but doesn't seem to hold any sway over local "news" articles. I don't really care how old Gabrielle LeDoux or Diane Benson are but it is blatantly obvious that various writers make sure to mention the ages of Ted Stevens and Don Young in their articles. And as we all know, middle and upper middle class white kids that have a liberal arts education are what mostly populate news organizations these days. They of all people should be the most sensitive to discrimination in any form!

By the way, I think Ted and Don are both money-grubbing thieves with the majority of Alaskans as accomplices. But the other Party already had its 40 year turn at the trough. So much for the two-party dog-and-pony show you'all have bought into. True bipartisianship would be Barney Frank and Larry Craig opening a halfway house for fallen members of Congress.

Jay Jones
Ketchikan, AK

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Received August 18, 2008 - Published August 19, 2008


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