Event coverage was uneven

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It is a sad day in the CSRA when a gay parade June 23 gets more coverage in the paper, complete with widespread color pictures and commentary, than a more newsworthy event that was taking place at the same time – a fund-raiser put on by our local firefighters.

They, along with others, worked hard for months on a benefit to raise money for 7-year-old Chris Thompson, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. I am aware The Augusta Chronicle did a write-up on the benefit (“Augusta firefighters raise money for sick child,” June 24), but it was a drop in the bucket compared to the coverage of the parade! I couldn’t care less about seeing pictures of people flaunting their lifestyles up and down Broad Street! I do care about seeing caring people helping their fellow man so sacrificially and so unselfishly.

So big kudos to all who helped little Chris. That includes workers, volunteers, sponsors and all the special people who came and supported this worthy cause.

If I organized a heterosexual parade downtown, I wonder if I would get the same coverage as the Augusta Pride parade!

Vicki Reese


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specsta 07/08/12 - 01:09 am
Why Complain?

Start your own newspaper and put whatever you want in it. Problem solved. Why wait for the Chronicle to cover every event? There are plenty of stories in Augusta that get overlooked.

InChristLove 07/08/12 - 07:26 am
Great letter Vicki! Totally

Great letter Vicki! Totally agree!

Why complain? Because she has a valid point and a right to.

Gage Creed
Gage Creed 07/08/12 - 11:10 am
I see that some are finally

I see that some are finally coming to understand the logic of Lewis Grizzard... "Delta is ready when you are."

Too bad they will not acccept the challenge.

Nomaninthesky 07/08/12 - 11:26 am
Gay pride support

Gay pride was an all day event for the underdogs and i think it deserved the coverage it received. Gays are people too and I love them and will do all i can to support them each and every year in my separation of church and state tent.

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