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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

9 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    The Clarance Thomas (‘headline’) is an advertisement to solicit donations for propublica? Really?

    • ADKresident says:

      Right? Couldn’t be more blatantly partisan with such a cherry-picked, one-sided article. As if we all have not had enough divisive bs being propagated 24/7.

  2. Charlie Stehlin says:

    Yep. Partisan. Political. Radical left-wing propaganda! Cherry picked! Never could it possibly be the truth….even if it is! Not in some circles anyway!

    • ADKresident says:

      Goes both ways, my friend. But in this forum, it IS more than often cherry picked, and very one- sided. And even if something is true, in “some circles”, it doesn’t even get the opportunity to become a link, That is the very definition of propaganda (which now holds a peace & inclusion sign). There is always 2 sides to every story, but you wouldn’t know it today. True journalism has become rare, and so has the cultural acceptance of individual thought, although it falsely claims otherwise.

      • Dana says:

        There is news you want to hear, and news you don’t want to hear. Getting your news from multiple sources has always been key. Don’t shoot the messenger bringing news you don’t want to hear.

        I haven’t heard any denials of the story by CT. Just because no obvious laws were broken doesn’t mean it is not news, or that it needs to be kept quiet. But I WILL agree that the link provided did not have a strong association with the Adirondacks – other than a few vacations that were provided here.

        • ADKresident says:

          My intent was not to “shoot any messenger”. This is an ADK community board, right? Not necessarily a political ” news” source.

          I was just stating general facts & observations- nothing more, nothing less.

        • Pat Smith says:

          Kinda like Hunter Bidens laptop?

  3. Charlie Stehlin says:

    “But in this forum, it IS more than often cherry picked, and very one- sided.:”
    > Cherry-picked! To a large degree maybe so ADK. But it’s not illusory, it relates to practical everyday concerns, it’s about things with real value. Right off the bat I can name ample outlets where crackpot fools exhibit the opposite of such. What should be done? Censor reality? Heck, we’ve got too much of that going on as is! You’re either on one side of the fence or the other ADK!

    “There is always 2 sides to every story…”
    > And there’s also “seeing things as they really are!”

    “True journalism has become rare….
    > I’ll give you that ADK! It’s still out there though, but we choose to either ignore it or are unawares that it even exist due to whatever the reason, be it a partisan bent, ignorance, a mental handicap….or all three. Some people will swear by the NY Post, others the New York Times…. We’re going to be who we are, enlightened or led astray.

    …and so has the cultural acceptance of individual thought.”
    > There has to be a recognition of such before there can be acceptance of it. If people are stuck in one book, or glued to surface things, or are forever gloating over themselves etc. etc., how the hay in the world will they ever come to realize the high standard in others?

  4. louis curth says:

    Strong opinions reflecting differing points-of-view, yet presented with decorum, seems to me to be a proper role for all citizens in a democracy. To this end, I appreciate the efforts of all who have labored to create this community space and have kept it going despite criticism, inflation, and very little in the way of appreciation from all of us who participate. It is a good effort, and I thank you all for it.

    May all Adirondackers, far and near, aways be drawn ever closer by our celebration of “community” despite of our many differences. May we also be an example to the world about how democracy can and should work.

    Blessings of the season, and good cheer be upon all.

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