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  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:50 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
A festive exchange with ‘Harry’s Place’.

On the 19th of December, ‘Harry’ of 'Harry’s Place' put up a post on his blog (entitled ‘Three Voices of Dissent’ ) that began,
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‘This makes a nice ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
Views: 105824

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:51 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Sent to Helen Boaden, this date.

Dear Helen Boaden,


I’ve just sent this complaint to the World at One but since I have heard several similar examples across the network, I feel I should bring it to ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
Views: 105824

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:40 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Sent to Alan Rushbridger and Ian Mayes (6th December 2004)

Dear Mr. Rushbridger,

Your Leader today (‘Harvest of Death’) contains the following sentence:

‘That bizarre logic would encourage a civil ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:27 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
A reply to the above received today (26 11 04)

Dear Mr Traynier,

Many thanks for your note.

My understanding is that David Loyn was, in fact, travelling with the troops as an embedded reporter.
...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
Views: 105824

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:14 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Letter to Peter Clifton at BBC Online (25 11 04),

Dear Mr Clifton,

The News Online story ‘Black Watch troops launch raids’ ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4040689.stm ) discusses the latest Black Wa ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
Views: 105824

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:56 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
A detailed reply from Nick Robinson to my letter above. If I have time, I may reply as I don't quite agree. That said, I appreciate his courtesy and that he took the trouble to reply in such a substan ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
Views: 105824

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:32 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
I sent this, a short while ago, to Nick Robinson at ITN. (24/11/04)

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Dear Nick Robinson,

I assume that you’ve seen the article in today’s Independent (‘Home Office “linked to discredi ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:04 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
A short note to the Guardian (24 11 04).

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The impeachment motion does not have the support of either of the main so-called ‘opposition’ parties and, despite the courage of its propone ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:57 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Reply from Today editor, Kevin Marsh, in response to my letter (above) concerning the interview with Joseph Lapid - received today (17 11 04)


Dear Mr Traynier,

Thank you for this.

I do, of course ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:53 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
I've had to pull this boilerplate out of the vault on several occasions this week - for the obvious reason. On the bright side, at least this one was read out (minus the second paragraph) by J. Dimble ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:27 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Just sent to PM:

Your reporter (Humphrey Hawksley?) just spoke to a member of the Palestinian Democratic Front, who publicly disapproved of bus bombings and attacks on civilians within Israel. He did ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:38 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Reply from John Humphrys to the above:

You make an important point. I had, as you acknowledge, only a few minutes for the interview. It seemed more important to press him on the future rather than re ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:46 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Today allowing the same propaganda as the World This Week, so they get a similar response, sent to J. Humphrys and Today Complaints (11 11 04).

Dear Mr. Humphrys,

I’ve just listened to your intervie ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:32 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
To MSNBC (09 11 04)

Dear Sir/madam,

I’ve just read your summary, entitled ‘Iraq: The Human Cost’ ( http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3359080/ ) and I note from it that the Iraq invasion has ‘to date cost ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:00 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Email to 'The World This Weekend' (07 11 04)

Dear Sir/madam,

During The World This Week’s coverage today of Yasser Arafat’s health and its effects on the ‘peace process’ I once again heard the canar ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:28 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Just sent to Today (29 10 04)

The sheer nerve displayed by Jack Straw just now really is incredible. Iraqbodycount has been, throughout its existence, utterly ignored by him and virtually all Governm ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:02 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Reply from K G-M, to the above:

Dear David,

I see your point. However, I think the word stands. Had these soldiers been armed or in combat then clearly it would not have been murder. But taking the ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 6:09 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Sent to Krishnan Guru-Murthy, via Channel 4 News's Newsdesk (24 10 04)

Dear Mr Guru-Murthy,

I notice that, in today’s Snowmail, you headline the story concerning the killing of 49 Iraqi army recruit ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:54 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Sent to 'Any Answers'23 10 04

The Government’s latest line – that, if the opponents of the war had got their way, Saddam would still be in charge − is typically scurrilous and shabby. The invas ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:31 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
A reply from Jim Naughtie to the above (20/10/04):

Thanks. You make a good point about the last days before the war, which I remember well. It was, indeed, a false choice that JS presented....Unfort ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
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PostForum: your letters   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:11 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
To Jim Naughtie of BBC R4's Today (18/10/04)

Dear Mr. Naughtie.

I just wanted to write briefly to congratulate you on the forceful tone you took with Jack Straw this morning. I’m sure I speak for m ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
Views: 105824

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:49 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
You would be forgiven if the first words that come to your mind are 'snowball', 'chance', and 'hell'....

Letter to 'The Sun', 14th October 2004.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Your ‘The Sun Says’ column of Octobe ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
Views: 105824

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:03 pm   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
'TodayComplaints' respond to a letter I sent a few days ago:

'Dear David Traynier

Thank you very much for your email. Kevin Marsh has asked me to reply on his behalf. You make a fair point about o ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
Views: 105824

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:30 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Time to revisit old ground.

Sent today (07 10 04) to David Aaronovitch,

Dear David,

I expect that, in the next couple of days, you'll get more than a few emails containing the phrase,

‘If nothing ...
  Topic: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
David Traynier

Replies: 90
Views: 105824

PostForum: your letters   Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:12 am   Subject: DT: Letters, notes, and rants.
Sent to Kevin Marsh (Today editor) 05 10 04

Dear Kevin Marsh,

On Today’s 8 am news bulletin this morning Justin Webb reported on Donald Rumsfeld’s admission that he has never seen ‘strong, hard evid ...
 
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