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A Message To Google

Published: March 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

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To the Editor:

By publishing my statement below, I hope to alert others regarding what I came across on YouTube (owned by Google), that caused me to send the e-mail below to Google.

Attention Management at Google:
I accidentally came across a NRA video on YouTube: a NRA female spokesperson making egregious assertions directed at and falsely characterizing athletes, people in entertainment, TV anchors, newspapers, and political office holders who have spoken in favor of improved gun control. Not only did she recite the hatefully untrue litany of white supremacists, which now the NRA (once fairly responsible) has made its own position, but she made and graphically illustrated with her hourglass a thinly veiled threat to the lives and security of forenamed persons.

I am appalled.

I vehemently request Google to end its contract to carry NRA's digital TV stream which you currently host.

I use Google as my browser and gmail, and occasionally YouTube. I hope to receive a response to this communication and to learn you will cease carrying that reprehensible NRA stream. Failing this, I will consider severing my relationship with Google, and will do my best to influence my family, friends, acquaintances, and local newspapers to do the same.

More than enough children have been murdered.

Polly Brody
218-B Heritage Village, Southbury         March 9, 2018
Ms Brody is a former resident of Newtown and published poet.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2