I appreciate The News Tribune’s thoughtful and measured endorsement of President Obama for re-election (editorial, 10-24).
However I feel it left out something important. I wish the editorial board would have called out the hateful bashing of the president the last four years by right-wing talk radio and Fox News. I wish that the board had pointed out that its endorsement came after thoughtful consideration and was not colored by the four-year right-wing propaganda machine run by conservative pundits and entertainers for profit.
Based on the number of letters to the editor published online and in hard copy in this paper, it is obvious that far too many Washingtonians will be casting their vote based on what they hear on talk radio, see on Fox “News” and believe from the likes of Donald Trump and Ann Coulter. If you think the president is a “retard,” a socialist, a communist, a Kenyan, a terrorist or hates America it might be time to turn off your TV and your radio and think for yourself.
I wish the TNT had mentioned that.