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Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I can only assume after watching this 129 minute so called biographical film that the truth was greatly exaggerated. I hope and pray that our country was not in the hands of such a worthless failure. Then the film ends, the sun rises on the day and I look at our economy. I am reminded I must work two jobs whilst looking for a third to make ends meet. I see the stock page with all down arrows and ask myself am I dreaming. I am reminded of the young former solder who pointed out that it would take a million dollars a day paid since the birth of Christ untill toady and still not pay off the national debt. I then ask myself again exactly how much is this film embellished. The acting was impeccable. The direction by Oliver North was top notch and the writing totally plausible, realistic, and hard to forget. I ask myself how can one man know so much personal information about another human being unless there is some ring of truth to this story. Democrats are famous for maligning the reputation of the opposite party and vice verse. So I hold onto a scant once of optimism that this country is not headed down the toilet. With such a repertoire actors as Josh Brolin,(W.) James Cromwell (his dad) and Richard Dreyfuss(Dick Chenney). Throw in some femininity to the pack with Ellen Burstyn filling in the shoes of Barbra Bush and we have a full gaggle of political characters to make this film complete. Complete is was my devoted readers and this movie is. It is an awakening as well. This film was difficult to follow at times and confusing as than man depicted, but I question is that is the sign of a good writer. Notice I said good and not great one. We strive for greatness everyday and this film did not reach that plateau. Grade B-

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm