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Poor aim by journalists

Your April 27 article, “House may move on Holder,” makes me mad, and is but one of the many daily examples of how one simple word can disguise an agenda beneath supposed news.

It won’t be the liberals or the conservatives who destroy the freedom so many have died for in this country. It will be our poorly educated voting public, manipulated by half-truths from our free press that evidently thinks it knows better.

The article states in its background information that the “Fast and Furious” gun-runner program “allowed illegal gun purchases in hopes of tracking the weapons.”

This isn’t the controversy at all! A discriminating reader might then ask “allowed whom” to sell these guns? The evil gun dealers?

No. The controversy Rep. Darrell Issa is investigating (and what whistle-blowers are saying) is that the ATF coerced the sale of these guns under the direction of superiors far up the chain of command, including Attorney General Eric Holder’s office.

One word dilutes the real controversy and passes as news. Only one example of the real crime rotting society.

Our free press is dysfunctional, but sadly the only real safeguard to our freedom. I am not an NRA member.

John Lippis


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