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Old 05-19-2002, 01:15 PM   #1
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some reporters are so dumb

I just sent this email to the reporter of the article in the link below:

Dear Mr. Saracevic,

Re: Your article in today's paper.

Too bad you had to spend $200 on a U2 ticket. I spent $45 dollars. No need to take out a loan for a good time like a U2 concert.

The people of Africa need a spokes person like Bono looking out for their best interest. The World Bank and IMF certainly don't.

Lori Saltveit


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Old 05-19-2002, 04:51 PM   #2
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that guy doesn't like U2...

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Old 05-19-2002, 05:15 PM   #3
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it's a shame...did he fall down the tree of ignorance and bias? and hit every branch on the way down?
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Old 05-20-2002, 02:13 AM   #4
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His article was just seeping with sarcasm and that's what put me in the mood to reply.
This is what I wrote to him.

Dear Mr. Alan T. Saracevic,

In response to a few lines from your article...
"Bono is a hemorrhaging liberal using his celebrity to cast light on Africa's plight."
Like it or not, the public will tend to pay more attention to what a "celebrity" will say over someone who is not in the entertainment business. If Bono wants to use his "celebrity status" to at least try to make a difference in this world, I commend him.
I perceive this as a much more intelligent side project than... let's say.. making beer commercials.

"I'm still paying off the interest on my $200 U2 concert ticket from last summer"
That tells me you must be a U2 fan to cough up that much money to see them in concert. But I'm very sorry to be the one to tell you, if you paid $200.00 for a ticket, that scalper saw you coming... right?
I saw U2 twice in the past year and I didn't spend that much on a ticket. Sorry.....

"Should make for interesting theater, at least. If the turnout's good, I hear they're thinking of adding a couple of dates in Zimbabwe late in the summer, opening act TBA"
Better hurry up and pay off that interest, I see another $200.00 purchase coming up for you.

With Sincerity...
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