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Alexia Katz

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Born in Delaware, but raised in small towns in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Moved back to Delaware at the age of 21 and been here ever since. I am liberal, Christian, fairly laid-back and an avid reader with a very low tolerance of bull-shit, lies and spin. I adore well-written articles, even if I do not agree with the premise...ESPECIALLY if I do not agree with the premise. I joined NewsTrust because I have a burning desire to shovel through the nonsense & spin and get to the facts. And when/if I find a good article, I want to acknowledge it and pass it on to others.

About Alexia Help
Location: Delaware, United States
Occupation: Complex Corporate Litigation Paralegal, Centre Meeting
Interests: Music, Politics, Food, Ireland/Northern Ireland
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Journalism: None
Education: College graduate
News: 60-90 minutes a day
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
Languages: English-only
Politics: Center
Age: 25-34
Gender: Female
Income: $50K to $74K
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Address: DE, US
Last Visit: Nov 14, 2011 - 8:52 PM PST
Last Edit: Feb 21, 2011 - 6:02 AM PST

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Alexia reviewed this story - Jul 21, 2011
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4.0
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Alexia posted and reviewed this story - Feb 21, 2011
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4.0
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Alexia posted and reviewed this story - Feb 21, 2011
Alexia posted and reviewed this story - Oct 26, 2010
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4.0
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Alexia posted and reviewed this story - Oct 25, 2010
Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2010
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4.0
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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2010
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4.0
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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2010
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4.0
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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 23, 2010
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2.0
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Alexia reviewed this story - Aug 7, 2010
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Alexia reviewed this story - Aug 7, 2010
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2.6
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Alexia reviewed this story - Aug 7, 2010
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3.9

This is a good, basic background of a problem that has gotten little national attention for some odd reason. Overall crime in Phoenix IS down, but the kidnapping rate is extremely high relative to it's size. This issue supercedes the current immigration tempest, btw.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Jul 18, 2010
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4.0
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Alexia reviewed this story - Jul 18, 2010
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2.0

Just another recitation type of journalism. No analysis of the sides and statements, no fact checking. Just a fluff piece that goes no where.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Jul 18, 2010
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3.6

This isn't really a story per se but a recitation of statements. Nothing is analyzed. It's really neither good or bad, just filler.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Jul 12, 2010
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4.1
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Alexia reviewed this story - Jul 10, 2010
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3.7

Rather provocative piece calling for the abolition of automatically granting citizenship tp anyone born in the United States and moving to an EU type of open border situation with Mexico and Canada. Interesting.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Jul 10, 2010
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4.5

Rather than writing about illegal immigration as if it exists in a vacuum, this article is one of the very few I have seen that addresses the other side of the immigration issue, specifically WHO is hiring all of these illegal immigrants and why?

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Alexia reviewed this story - May 3, 2010
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4.8
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Alexia reviewed and starred this story - May 3, 2010
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4.9
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Alexia reviewed this story - May 25, 2009
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5.0

Very well written. No drama, no hyperbole, just the hard, cold facts of life for a shockingly large percentage of our population. Facts that should be known by everyone in the U.S.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Apr 19, 2009
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3.5
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Alexia reviewed this story - Mar 2, 2009
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4.4

Well written story of dirty dealing that is raising eyebrows in a state renowned for its dirty deals.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Mar 2, 2009
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4.2
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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.9
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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.7

Good writing on a provocative subject, but the article doesn't delve far enough into what this all really means to the average Internet user. More insight into HOW these issues will affect our ability to use the Internet would have been nice.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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5.0
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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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5.0
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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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5.0
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NT Rating: 4.2 | See All NT Reviews »
Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.1

Interesting story, not really well fleshed-out.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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2.4

Typical story by a conservative paper which reduces a complex man, issues and situation into nice soundbytes its conservative readers can use to buttress their beliefs that only airy-fairy, "elite" liberals are interested in Obama, and then, only as a means of self-gratification. And THEN, only cus he's one of the "good ones." Which is REALLY what the story is about..how HONEST conservatives are being when they trivialization/reject minorities as compared to how dishonest liberals are.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.9

This article requires a VERY close reading. Yon is saying a great deal more than just "The Main-Stream Media Have Got It All Wrong." He says that the war in Iraq is not as bad as it's being made out to be. He is NOT saying that all is well. But I had to read the article carefully to get that. Not sure why, as Yon is usually above "spin" and vagueness, but there were several times when I thought, " Hold on a minute, I need to go over this again." I read/support him because he seems straight-forward, but that belief in his veracity is an act of faith and desperation on my part as the rest of reporting on the war is either highly partisan or just dumb. There is no way for me to know who is right as his voice, and the Main-Stream ... More »

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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.6

Thoughtfully written article about the Craig situtation from an anti-gay viewpoint. The writer gets his points across without the hysterical vitriol that usually accompanies a Conservative's writing about homosexuality.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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4.9

Very well written and supported piece about teh past, present and future benficiaries of the housing debacle. Take the time to read the comments as well.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.7

This piece hardly qualifies as a story, just a bland recitation of facts. Neither fair nor foul.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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5.0

An excellent piece that should be a "must read" for anyone even remotely affected by Islam, and that's all of us. No hyperbole, cant, or hysteria. Just well written, well sourced "you-are-there" journalism. Well done NG.

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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
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3.9

This response to Patterson's book needs more "bite" and a more aggressive tone. What Patterson is saying should be roundly and vehemently torn to shreds. It's not enough Patterson tries to silence those who disagree with him and his buddies (It's unconstitutional!!), he also has the unmitigated gall to state, as a fact, that those same people (and that includes me, bucko) are aiding and abetting the enemy because we disagree with him? What exquisite nerve! And the BEST critics of this book can do is, " Gee, Mr. Patterson, that's really not very nice!" Gee, people..grow a pair, would you?

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Alexia reviewed this story - Oct 1, 2008
Alexia's Rating
2.4

Not good at all. This piece takes an unsupported suppostion - Carter, because of his liberal, Christian beliefs, was indirectly the cause of the the Fall of the Shah of Iran - presents it as fact, then proceeds to use THAT "fact" as support of the rest of the conclusions presented by the story. Very poor journalism.

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