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More perspective on pundits

This is in response to the March 18 letter, “Trump losing pundits,” from Brian Keeling.

The point of the letter is that a lot of smart people, even 22 prominent conservatives, don’t support Trump. The ones who do support him are not as smart or are racists. (With regard to the latter, it’s like saying the New Black Panther Party supporting Barack Obama meant that he was one of them.)

Here’s another perspective: The pundits on the left always place dogma over credibility. Therefore, they lack credibility. The “22 conservatives” believe they place credibility over dogma. But they really don’t advance their cause. We seldom read or hear left-leaning pundits criticize their own candidates or politicians, even though there is a lot to criticize. Here’s a good example: They tell us Trump “lies” and “disrespects women.” Every time I hear this, I wonder what these folks would have said about the Clintons and Obama when they really did lie to us, when Bill had affairs while in office and when Hillary attacked his victims.

I would respect liberal journalists a lot more if they acknowledged positive attributes and accomplishments of those they oppose. And how about respect for the president as representing our country as a whole? How about recognizing that President Trump moved the economy forward, created jobs, lowered taxes, reduced illegal immigration, listened to the middle class, businesses, veterans, military leaders and others, in promoting the general welfare and security of our nation?

Craig Detmer

Spokane


 

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