ARE YOU KIDDING??? I know you’re not a first-line journalistic organization, but how on earth could you consider publishing anything whose main source is The Center for Medical Progress (“UCSD researchers use organs from aborted babies,” Neighborhood News, June 5)? They are NOT an ethics and watchdog group, they are an anti-choice lobbying group that is also the group responsible for the infamous fake abortion videos in 2015. You really need to publish a clarification, stating that your “journalist” was merely regurgitating info received from a nefarious organization, and that this “story” is not really a story at all. And if I’m wrong in thinking that this was a mistake, and that you are engaged in the fallacious concept of “balance”, please let me know so I can stop looking at the Reader for good.
We want to thank you for publishing the insightful article, by Eric Bartl, in the June 6, 2019 edition of the San Diego Reader: “UCSD researchers use organs from aborted babies”. By reminding us of the work of The Center for Medical Progress in exposing the unethical practices of Planned Parenthood and UCSD researchers, your paper has done a great public service. Let’s put a stop to the practice of researchers buying and using human fetus cells, tissues and organs for research, which is against California state law.
P.B. doggy tales
Part of the problem is the owner, not the dog (“Pacific Beach sends dog owners to re-education camp,” Neighborhood News, June 3). Sidewalks and park areas are plainly marked with signs, such as the one in the article. The hours of use are clear. Play by the rules and you don’t get a ticket. Ignore the rules and you DESERVE your ticket. Then along comes the single dog owner who feels, “This is MY dog, and MY dog is special. If MY dog poops it’s only one dog and that’s no problem.” It isn’t a problem for the dog owner; it IS a problem for the walker or jogger who doesn’t see the land mine or torpedo on the sidewalk or in the grass. Dog poop sticks well to the cracks and crevices in tennis shoes, and it stinks. As for a place to play or exercise your dog: go to Fiesta Island. Four hundred acres of island are leash free. If you really want to go Born Free, then go inside the 90 acres of fenced dog area and turn your dog loose. No one will bother you unless your dog decides to growl or bite. Then you need to reeducate your dog, and you need to be aware of the safety of others. Dogs are NOT outlawed in PB. Just play by the rules.
- Anthony Mournian
- Bay Park