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Commitment to truth

I whole heartedly applaud The Spokesman-Review’s participation in the Boston Globe’s push back to the President’s incessant attacks on the media, in which he has called their reporting “fake news” and their organizations “enemies of the people.”

There is precisely zero evidence to support the notion that the press (Fox News notwithstanding) is intentionally promulgating false news. In fact, The Spokesman, and every other reputable news organization, publishes corrections when they (rarely) get something wrong, without prompting or outcry. And far from being an enemy of the people, a free press is a cornerstone of any democracy as recognized in the First Amendment to our Constitution. Read it before you respond.

I don’t always agree with the editorial stance The Spokesman-Review has taken, particularly its political endorsements, but ala Voltaire, I support its right to take such positions. I have never doubted its commitment to reporting the truth. Neither should you.

Richard J. Roberts

Spokane


 

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