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HI!! Thank you for this lovely note. And for your voice, always! Hope to see you here tons.
Hi and thank you for this thoughtful note. One of the liberating things about being independent is I can now be open about some of my strongly held views. And while I work to represent the news without spin as much as possible, on this issue I am openly in favor of reproductive rights. I believe the right to bodily autonomy is a human right and speaking for that is a moral imperative. That said, I have friends and associates who do not share this view and I appreciate a respectful dialogue. While we do not see eye to eye on this issue, I suspect there are many other topics on which we share common values and goals for our communities and country. I value the opportunity to stay engaged, despite our disagreement.
I suspect my answer will not be satisfactory to you because we simply disagree....
There are a few reasons I decided Judge Rice's history didn't merit exploration but Judge Kacsmaryk's: - Judge K issued an extraordinary and unprecedented ruling. Judge R did not. Judge L gives standing where one can't legally justify standing without ideological motives. Jude R did not. Judge K uses inflammatory political language in his decision. Judge R is pretty much in the mainstream of familiar dialogue on this topic in his ruling. In my view, Judge K imakes legal contortions to justify an outcome. Judge R did not. I did recognize in the text that Judge Rice was an Obama appointee. But his ruling was in the mainstream of legal opinion and consistent with precedent and history. So it didn't cause me to ask, huh what would prompt a judge to do such a thing? Let's look take a closer look.
I think one cannot understand Judge K's ruling is to understand his come-from.
We're in a strange new place. The 5th circuit ruled one thing today. The Washington State AG told the feds -- that doesn't apply to the 17 states and DC which were implicated in our ruling. So I suspect this dialogue will continue for some time.
I appreciate the opportunity to engage and thanks for your time and support.
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Glad to be connected, I know this is an older post..........but your assessment of the news media resonates with me, I am up for the ride. Lookn forward to News Not Noise.
Welcome Jessica!! :-) Excited you have more space for your important work.
Hello Jessica. I read your introduction to News Not Noise and your newsletter for the first time today. I appreciate the premise of the service you’re providing and will support it with a paid subscription.
I’m fairly sure this will be an unpopular question. I read your article on the recent ruling against/in favor of the “abortion pill” as kind of a test to see your news approach on such a passionate topic as abortion.
I’m a pro-life, conservative and understand many of the deserved criticisms of others who label themselves in the same way. l also know I try to be thoughtful with my opinions and to listen, learn from and care about others who disagree with me. I say all that as an honest preface to ask if you could explain your thought process in prioritizing the conservative, pro-life history of the Texas judge and not equally providing a similar history of the Washington judge? Was that information simply not available, or did you make the editorial decision to highlight one and not the other? Of course this is entirely your prerogative and not necessarily the wrong decision, but I think this is a reasonable question given the stated premise of your sight.
Maybe it’s as simple as, this is a black and white moral issue for you as the founder and dialoguing over it is a non-starter. I just know there are still conservatives, even social ones, who would love to access thoughtful, unbiased news and not have to “bounce around” all the major, biased media sources to try to filter into pieces of facts and to come up with an informed opinion on various stories. Hopefully, that’s exactly what you’re trying to achieve.
Thanks for all the professional excellence and long term commitment you are giving to this effort. I appreciate it.