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Letters: President bites dog

President bites dog


It is impossible for the press to hate Trump because he has given them so much to publish and attract readers. Trump is literally a continuous 24-hour “man bites dog story.”

On the other hand, all journalists, regardless of political persuasion, hate it when a politician does NOT answer a question. Politicians are experts in giving an answer that has minimal or no connection to the question asked.

Furthermore, reputable journalists dislike blatant lies when interviewing. This is where our current president surpasses many other politicians. All presidents have lied or played very loose with the truth, however no one comes close to our current president with his near daily stream of falsehoods, exaggerations, or just downright nonsensical responses.

Sure, the press could focus more on the apparent booming economy and stock market and other such subjects however these are “dog bites man “stories. They are of interest and are important but will never attain the click bait of “man bites dog.”

Yes, CNN is biased against Trump however that does not mean that they are presenting “fake news.” When they broadcast Trump’s actual words, that is not fake news … at the worst it could be a sound bite taken out of context. However, we have decades of tape of Trump speaking on a variety of subjects, so it is easy to see if a ridiculous “Trumpism” is truly a statement out of context or not.

It is of little importance if Trump is likeable or not. Let’s give him credit when he deserves it, however we must consider what we can lose by having such a man as president.

Patrick Leyden


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