To the editor:

The KKK and other similar groups met for a rally across from the White House last week. The President never said a word to rebuke them. They are, apparently his supporters.

I hope that I am wrong, but I think that I have noticed a tendency among the news networks to mellow their criticism of the President, his cabinet, the do-nothing Congress — which includes Paul Ryan, who is one of its leaders, Senator Johnson and Sean Duffy. Until the election, perhaps it would be best to stop listening to the news on the networks. It might be good to make our decision now regarding how we will vote and stick with it no matter what rumors are being broadcasted. I understand that the rumors are certainly coming.

A couple of days ago, a knowledgeable person actually walked out of an interview by a respected, network interviewer because he was asked too many unfair questions. Before recently, I did not think that it was possible to ask any question which was unfair. I have changed my mind. “Why do drug dealers want to come to the United States with their children?” is an unfair question. The question itself contains presumptions that are partly untrue. People who are oppressed in southern nations are coming, not as drug dealers. They are coming with their children to avoid oppression. That is not so difficult to understand.

At the same time, I cannot help but remember the 2016 election. I, day after day, sat there for an hour or an hour and a half, looking at an empty podium as I waited for Trump to come onto the screen. In the meantime, in other parts of the country, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were giving substantial speeches on relevant matters, but they were ignored by the networks.

Luckily I was not submerged by rumors, even broadcasted rumors, that Hillary was deathly sick, or that she was running a house of prostitution out of a pizza parlor. We can expect more of these nonsense rumors as the election of 2018 nears.

Thomas Kessler


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