Letter: Free press is key to being informed

Aug 28, 2018 at 4:30 AM

The Saturday letter “President Trump hasn‘t done anything illegal” from Richard Marshall was a diatribe against the “so-called free press.” Like too many Trump supporters, Marshall thinks any analysis that he disagrees with is biased media. A recent poll by Reuters/IPOS showed that 43 percent of Republicans think that Trump should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior. That statistic is frightening enough to make one remember Nazi Germany.

Democracy is hard work and not for the faint-hearted. I make it a point to read and listen only to media that I disagree with and I use that information to develop arguments against what I oppose. Trump supporters should do the same instead of whining.

Dick Graham, Worthington

 

 

 

 

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