bread & circus 
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Re: “Ravenel's cocaine arrest lacks local response

To respond to Greg's post: "No, this is not Pakistan or Iraq. But an elected statewide official getting busted for handing out cocaine isn't "lurid gossip" or a "tawdry" diversion. As for talking about the real problem of cocaine in Charleston � we did that last issue. The same can not be said for the Post and Courier." I think you missed my point. Yes, of course South Carolina is not located in Iraq or Pakistan. However, it's naive to think that what's happening in those countries is not affecting us. In fact, I think we can agree that rehashing yet again Thomas Ravenel's alleged cocaine use is not as important as learning more about our government's involvement and planned involvement in these international frays. As I recall, that is the role and obligation of a free press, correct? As for discussing news coverage of cocaine use in Charleston, I thought it was clear that your article and my comment were referring to the Post & Courier, not the City Paper.

Posted by bread & circus on August 9, 2007 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Ravenel's cocaine arrest lacks local response

It's true that the editorial page, an essential part of a free press, serves as the mainstay of any democracy. But it is also true that Post & Courier readers and the citizens of Charleston are entitled to more than just the rehashing of another tawdry scandal that diverts our attention from the real issues ( impending crisis in Pakistan? Civil war in Iraq?). The fact that the P&C isn't giving the Thomas Ravenel story editorial ink is actually quite refreshing, considering that it's just the "train wreck" story that make today's journalists salivate. Let's focus on the REAL issues surrounding this story, like why cocaine has become so pervasive in Charleston and what the ramifications are. Or, more importantly, why our government continues to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on the so-called Drug War - with expensive investigations into victimless crimes - even though, by all accounts, the "War" has failed. Time for some real news.

Posted by bread & circus on August 8, 2007 at 4:12 PM
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