Letters: Dig for the facts
August 14, 2012 7:10PM
Updated: September 16, 2012 6:04AM
For the past number of years, I have become extremely distressed as to the lack of honesty and blatant cover-up of the national news by most all newspapers.
My problem is with items pointing to the current administration not being covered with solid bipartisan news reporters. It seems that these “reporters” are more into reporting about the latest engagement of Miley Cyrus as opposed to the national security leaks coming out of the White House.
Why is Mr. Holder, the attorney general of the United States, holding back information, that got the border patrolman killed? “Fast and Furious” was a gun-running program sending guns to Mexico. Why aren’t our illustrious newspaper reporters not “digging” for the truth?
What has happened to the newspaper axiom of “corroborate the facts, and report the truth?” Mike Royko is turning over in his grave because of the lack of quality reporting. There are no more news columnists around anymore. Everything is just a lightweight byline story.
If Watergate would have occurred during the Obama Administration it would have been a two-sentence report hidden on page six. Woodward and Bernstein would not have been allowed to cover the story. I give The Washington Post much credit for allowing these two reporters to actually go out and develop a new story.
I could go on and on, but the question will not be answered. Again, Where are the real news reporters who go out, find a story, dig for the facts and report on a bipartisan basis.
This explains the killing
I cannot believe the numbers in the response to the Viewpoint page question, “Should the state ban assault weapons?” Four percent voted yes and 96 percent voted no.
This explains why there is so much killing in this country. How could anyone in their right mind vote no on assault weapons?