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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 15:25

The media is just not doing its job

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To the Editor:

Have we ever seen such hypocrisy? The Russians have now hacked the 2016 election, really? Liberal news media are now very concerned about the Russians destroying our democratic process. 

Wasn’t it the media (CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC), among others, whose “journalists” tried to control the results of the election with biased and skewed reporting against the right? Where was this deep concern when the American people were trying to get objective information about the presidential election?

The Federal Communications Commission has publically stated the press are public trustees. The FCC continued that “broadcasters may not intentionally distort the news and that rigging or slanting the news is a most heinous act against the public interest.” Controlling the news and slanting the facts or reporting innuendos are not portions of a democratic process any more than “hacking” by another country.  

Where is the evidence the Russians hacked the election? The media owes the public this truth. If we cannot trust the information we receive from mainstream media and the content of the news is controlled or skewed, we are no longer operating as a democracy anyway.

Let us protect all aspects of the democratic process, not just the portions that agree with personal opinions or bias.

Claudia Knipe

Waynesville

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