Letters to the Editor

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IRAQ: Our attempts at democracy won’t work

If the Republicans and Democrats have one sure thing in common, it’s the predictability with which they will blame each other when bad things happen and take credit for themselves when they perceive good things have happened. This latest mess in Iraq is a prime example of this behavior.

When George W. Bush was in power, the usual suspects over at MSNBC, Democraticunderground.com and the rest of the left-wing media were assailing Bush’s policies vis-à-vis Iraq. They couldn’t wait to point out Bush’s mistakes and the terrible financial expense and cost in blood that America was paying for its meddling

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RACE: Some courageous, others are shameful

John F. Kennedy inspired America by citing people who had displayed great courage, and fortunately some still do.

Nothing takes more courage than speaking out against something that most of the people in your racial or ethnic group may advocate, and nothing is more shameful than trying to use those same people to advance a political agenda by screaming “racism” or “bigotry” in an attempt to silence others who may have an opposing point of view.

On the courageous side of the ledger list Don Lemon of CNN News, Juan Williams of Fox News and Bill Cosby. Knowing that they

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VERDICT: Media bias evident in Zimmerman case

The bias in the media concerning the Zimmerman trial was pretty bad. It’s was amazing how different networks slanted the story with their particular biases.

For example, if one were to watch Fox News’s coverage, George Zimmerman was clearly innocent and well on his way to a book deal about his trial, or maybe even a movie or two. On the other hand, MSNBC reported as if Zimmerman were guilty from the get-go, and he should be wearing an orange jump suit while awaiting a date with “Old Sparky,” Florida’s electric chair.

The point is, the media need to stop

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POLITICS: Krauthammer’s ‘Gotcha’ analysis

The column by President George W. Bush’s former policy adviser, Michael Gerson (“Extremist politics only serves to poison patriotism,” TNT 6-14), was perfectly juxtaposed below Charles Krauthammer’s weekly Obama attack piece (column, 6-14).

Krauthammer takes issue with the following Obama quote: “We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.” Then Krauthammer pulls out another Obama quote: “You can’t have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy. . . . We’re going to have to make some choices as a society.”

In other words, we need to make some hard choices in

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MEDIA: Arrogant analysis of the Boston bombing

We now know who the murderers re who planted the bombs killing and injuring innocent people at the Boston Marathon. Until now we have been treated to the arrogant media – print and electronic – telling us that the culprits are most likely right-wingers who are angry at the government because of taxes (MSNBC). Or the fervent hope that the perp was a white man and not a Muslim (Slate).

Really? It reminds me of the instant analysis on ABC that the shooter at the Colorado movie theater might have ties with the tea party. Or that the shooting in

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ELECTION: Liberal media giving Obama a pass

Consider this scenario: John McCain, a Republican, was elected president in 2008. After nearly four years he presided over a sluggish economy, added $6 trillion in new debt, the national debt is now $16.4 trillion and growing, spending is out of control, the number of food stamp recipients has doubled to more than 43 million people, our economy is heading for a fiscal cliff, job growth in anemic at best, unemployment is more than 8 percent and our foreign policy is in shambles.

Sound familiar?

If this were the case for McCain, the mainstream media would tear him to shreds

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MEDIA: Watch wide variety to get the truth

I am a Libertarian and like to hear other Libertarians on the news analysis shows I watch. The only channels that have any Libertarian speakers at all are Fox News and Fox Business Channel.

Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel are two great Libertarian celebrities who often have on-air discussions with guests from Reason Magazine and the Cato Institute. Both are great Libertarian organizations.

Some people think Fox misinforms or underinforms its viewers. Those people criticize Fox for having a conservative (and somewhat Libertarian) bias. What these people don’t realize is that all media have bias in one way or

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MEDIA: Only Fox News provides both sides’ opinions

Re: “Fox, MSNBC viewers see the world differently” (TNT, 7-27).

Everyone knows that people who watch MSNBC and CNN are liberal and that most everyone who watches Fox News is conservative. The real issue is how the news is reported. Yes, Fox News does lean right, but MSNBC and CNN are both left. They report only liberal-left ideas and agendas, never offering a different point of few or opinion.

Every Fox News program presents both opinions so that the listeners can make up their own mind instead of having someone telling tbem how it should be. Fox News pits

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