Letters to the Editor

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FOX NEWS: O’Reilly and Fox are a perfect match

Re: “O’Reilly, Fox ‘News’ are proof of old P.T. Barnum adage” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 3-13).

Bill O’Reilly and Fox News are a perfect match. Fox is a news organization in name only, and O’Reilly has little regard for the truth. His most ridiculous claim is that his TV show is a no-spin zone. He constantly states his opinion, and that is what spinning is.

Unlike NBC’s Brian Williams, O’Reilly will never lose his job or his ratings for fabricating a false version of himself because the purpose of Fox is to promote a very conservative socio/political agenda, regardless

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OBAMA: Big three networks show their small side

On Thursday, President Obama addressed the nation. His topic - immigration reform - had significant consequences for millions of people living in this country. Depending on how you feel about the issue, his message was either very brave or highly illegal.

Even with all that on the line, not one of the three major television networks deemed the address newsworthy enough to broadcast it live. All stuck with their regular programming for fear of alienating advertisers.

By this single act, all three major television networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) firmly established their irrelevance. Where once they were respected, go-to sources of information, now they are

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RUSSIA: US businesses shouldn’t shill for Putin

It is obvious from his actions in Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin is just a paranoid neo-communist.

NBC News reports that U.S. firms are employed by the Russian government to prop up its image. Among these are Ketchum, a public relations company; Alston & Bird, a law firm; and Maslansky and Partners, which specializes in tweaking language for the most favorable impression.

If these firms do not on their own choose morality over money, a boycott by new and existing clients would be in order. Russia is not the only government to employ image polishers, but egregious actions should

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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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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: What Fox News does isn’t news

Re: “Watch wide variety to get the truth” (letter, 9-13).

The letter writer states he is a Libertarian and prefers to watch new shows that feature Libertarian points of view. He also says that Fox News and Fox Business News are the only two channels that offer Libertarian views.

He goes on to say that all the other news channels on TV have a left-wing bias. I couldn’t disagree more. Only Fox News watchers consider ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN to be biased toward the left.

Fox News is the center of the political right-wing, religious fundamentalist universe. If

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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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