Category Archives: Media


Russia has realized that the internet is a marvelous means for spreading propaganda. Releasing fake news is all that is needed. Without having to recruit and pay many agents, an army of helpful trolls sends and resends the message. This … Continue reading

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A big change

  October 11, 2017 cover photo: Tom as the “good shepherd” stands above politics. January 4, 2017 cover photo: Family, flags, GOP Speaker Ryan, fake smiles. Do these photos reflect a change in campaign strategy? Is Tom Reed distancing himself … Continue reading

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Can we see fascism among us?

It is easy to see fascism in violent demonstrations, but what about more mundane examples? Attacks on Muslims and other minority groups. Organized attacks on public education. Proposals for a mercenary army. Private prisons. Border walls. Militant militias. Personal arsenals. … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Finance, Campaign Finances, Defense, Economics, Education, gay rights, Gun Violence, Immigration, Media, Racism, Taxes, Terrorism | 34 Comments

“Rant & Rave” Journalism

This article is Cath Kestler’s latest Dunkirk Observer column. She is a resident of Silver Creek.   “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”  –Thomas … Continue reading

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The Honorable Tom Reed’s Fake Twitter Account

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported on The Honorable Tom Reed’s fake twitter account on which he pretends to be John Plumb, and posts made-up comments that he contributes to Plumb. He follows Donald Trump’s playbook and gives his opponent a … Continue reading

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GOP to Down-Ballot Candidates: How To Deal With Trump

The Washington Post’s recent article, “Private memo lays out how the GOP would deal with Trump as its nominee” had a link to the seven page confidential memo from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign (NRSC) to their Senate Candidates. It … Continue reading

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San Bernardino from a Woman’s Point of View

This article was written by Cath Kestler, Activist and resident of Silver Creek for the past 31 years. Last Wednesday, it was late in the afternoon as I sat at my dining room table putting pen to paper making a “To … Continue reading

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