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Trump and the Biased Media

In response to: Rob Leach letter of October 12, “Media Looks the other way”:

Apparently Rob Leach is still drinking Donald Trump’s brand of Kool-Aid. Evidently negative reporting on the president’s actions amounts to a biased media. Anything criticizing the president is “fake news.”

Actually, the greatest purveyor of “fake news” is the president himself, although Fox News is pretty good at it. Even that outfit raised the ire of Trump recently. Hence the meeting between his stooge Attorney General Barr with Rupert Murdoch. It’s a safe bet that AG Barr attempted to bring the network back in line.

The framers of the Constitution knew that a free press is essential in maintaining our democracy. Mr. Leach closes his letter with “KAG2020.” This slogan assumes that Trump made American great again (when wasn’t it?). He’s made it great alright: he diverted much-needed money from military families for the border wall which was supposed to be paid for by Mexico (bet they got a good laugh out of that); alienated our allies to the point our word can no longer be trusted; sidled up to ruthless dictators, etc.

Luckily, rather than a violent overthrow of the government (coup), we have a constitution that provides a peaceful means for protecting our democracy, namely IMPEACHMENT

Bob Blangeres

Spokane


 

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