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Pin hypocrisy on Fox

The simplest way to tell if a politician hates America is whether he wears a flag pin on his lapel. On an occasion when President Barack Obama didn’t wear one, Fox News spent many hours proclaiming this a sign of disrespect and contempt for the country they dearly love.

While watching the State of the Union, I noticed the most powerful Republican in Congress, House Speaker John Boehner, was pinless. As Fox’s motto is “Fair and Balanced,” I thought they would be all over this blatant slap in the face to any patriotic American. But nary a word has been uttered, as Fox is too busy explaining the meaning of the word “dictator” to their viewers so they can parrot it in their letters to the editor.

David Blairs



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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.