Letter to the Editor | Letter was wrong about media bias

Letter to the Editor | Letter was wrong about media bias

Please allow me to respond to Scott Harden's Aug. 31 letter where he claims there is no media bias.

Seems if you don't agree, you're a "minion," jeez. He states that having grown up watching network news, there could be no bias.

I grew up watching network news as well, but I suspect Harden is confusing Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite with Oprah's gal pal Gayle King.

Whether or not you agree with the slant, you certainly have to agree there is one. To further his point, he goes to The New York Times ... the Times?

Journalism 101 used to be, "If your mother says she loves you, check it out." Now, if it's on Facebook, its good to print.

The Times has gone out of its way to prove that. Print it large on page one or two, then later run a two-line retraction on the bottom of page 36.

The Times? Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Even with the headlines on the first few pages of our own News-Gazette, if it reads, "Trump kicks kittens," you can bet there is an AP byline.

Perhaps worse of all is the sin of omission. Some pretty good things are going on all around, but if you look to network news or The Times, you get crickets.

Harden, if the media lately is your idea of a free press, I guess we're getting what we paid for.

JIM KEENAN

Loda

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