Sundays to be quiet without Armstrong
January 18, 2012 12:47 AM | 1092 views | 12 12 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

As a reader of the MDJ for 11 years, I was saddened to read the notice about Laura Armstrong leaving. It is a sad day for the MDJ because she brought such spirit and truth to her articles. Her article was one of the first things I’d read on Sunday, never knowing what topic she had chosen to write about and where she would be taking me that day. Laura’s column had a way of connecting with the reader because she wrote about “real” topics, social issues that affect everyone in some way, or her reaction of feeling about something that happened in real life. After reading it, you smiled or paused in some way to think about what she wrote. You just didn’t turn the page.

I wish her well as I’m sure many others do, hope she comes back. The Sunday MDJ will be a little quieter read without her.

Fran Jackson
West Cobb
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occupygloverstreet
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January 21, 2012
LAURA YOU WILL BE MISSED!
Bill Clements
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January 21, 2012
Miss Laura already ! We need her type of investigatiave and opinionated journalism in Cobb County ! Besides she has daughters at Bama and Ole Miss and that's hard to top !
ugagrad
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January 23, 2012
Oh yeah Bama and Ole Miss...so hard to get into...what do you have to have a 2.0 and a 14 on your ACT???
crystal@cobbemcwatch
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January 20, 2012
I am glad to see Armstrong go. The constant tea party slant of her articles was getting pretty hard to stomach. I appreciate fair, accurate, and balanced reporting over the kind of rhetoric driven propaganda she was prone to delivering.
misterbill
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January 21, 2012
Laura is without a doubt, a good patriotic American. I saw no propaganda in her articles. I do, though, see some partisanship in your post.

I also believe that the Tea Party is looking for sane and reasonable economic and financial programs for America. I am so baffled why anyone would be opposed to that, unless, just maybe, they are recipients of the distribution of other people's money.???

devoted reader
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January 18, 2012
Do hope Laura comes back soon. Her column was unique and she is missed! (First thing I read in the Sunday paper)
misterbill
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January 18, 2012
This post is the first I have heard of Laura's leaving. I am very saddened to hear this.

Laura Armstrong is a journalist of conviction, strong morals and great conservative spirit. Her life experience is invaluable.

Can anyone share the reason for her leaving?
reagan rules
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January 18, 2012
Why not blame Obama, liberals and the left wing media elites, it works for everything else!
misterbill
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January 21, 2012
reagan rules-

I am not the sharpest knife in the draw. Your post confuses me. Do we know each other? I made a simple comment about a gifted journalist and you bring Obama into the mix. I do suppose you are right though.

Since you brought it up, though, I will address it:

I have never seen a more untalented, ungifted president in my life. He has already doubled the debt over the previous president. He is preventing jobs and better financial circumstances by blocking the Keystone pipeline.

He has reneged on almost every campaign promise he made. (I admit there is nothing new about that.) He clearly kowtows to Muslim officials and royalty from other countries.

I could go on, but why?? It is obvious that his plan to change America to a Socialist country is well underway. He even has his evil little minions going to newspaper blogs to attack people who like journalist who are skilled, but, worse, Conservative.

So, since he and his administration are so bad, I guess I might as well blame him for Laura leaving. It is a light load compared to the destruction of our republic.

Thanks for your input!
anonymous
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January 25, 2012
misterbill

You are quite welcome and your distortion of the presidents record is quite rediculous
JournalismGrad2
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January 18, 2012
I will miss Laura Armstrong's column. What a breath of fresh air she was in journalism! She was not afraid to tell it like it is withOUT being politically correct for the liberal media.
anonymous
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January 18, 2012
Ditto!
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