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ELECTION: TNT endorsement went too far

Letter by Ray Kmak, University Place on Oct. 25, 2012 at 9:28 am | No Comments »
October 25, 2012 9:37 am

The News Tribune’s endorsement for president (editorial, 10-24) goes too far.

I have a modest appreciation for local endorsements based on information on first-time candidates of which many people may not have much knowledge or information is limited.

However, your endorsement of Barack Obama for president of the United States goes way beyond that. It is hard to believe that people are too busy to understand or read facts or research on their own about the records and the men running for the most vital office in our country. Then to cherry-pick facts justifying your endorsement – and fail to mention that after almost four years that 23 million American are unemployed, 47 million Americans are on food stamps, one in six Americans are below the poverty line, that the U.S. is $16 trillion in debt – and to cite a health care plan done behind closed doors which the majority of Americans oppose is outright hypocrisy on your part.

Perhaps you would better serve your readers to point out all the facts and encourage them to take that initiative to determine truth on their own rather than having the TNT being self-serving in displaying true bias without citing all the facts.

Americans are intelligent and care about their country and should be encouraged to take the time to make up their own minds without having some local “pundits” who cherry-pick talking points in an effort to push their own biased opinions on their readers.

God forbid they are too busy.

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