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Biased media

Published: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Once again I am left shaking my head after reading the newspaper Oct. 21.

The cartoon blaming the entire government shutdown on Ted Cruz was the culprit. Since when does asking the president of our country to sit down and compromise leave all the blame at the feet of the Republicans?

I honestly think the media have tried to pull the wool over our eyes again by not looking at the government shutdown in a fair and balanced way. Why couldn’t President Obama just consider the few concessions regarding Obamacare that would have prevented the shutdown? And when he turns and walks away with the ball, why does the other team get all the blame? I would be satisfied if the blame was shared, and if the media reported the situation honestly. I guess that’s just too much to ask.

Unfortunately, many people just don’t bother to dig beyond the surface to find out the facts. They just let themselves be led blindly. Our country is drastically in need of honesty, and it appears we no longer can count on the unbiased media that used to keep the government in check. They simply report what they want you to hear without regard to the consequences.

Have you looked around lately? Do you really like what you see?

Melanie Horn


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