Letters to the Editor
Highlands TodayBiased scrutinizing
Published: March 19, 2012
Published: March 19, 2012
Freedom of the press does not mean covertly aiding and abetting one political party to destroy the other party by lies and one-sided viewpoints.
Liberal media outlets blatantly try to change or alter the leadership of this country from the back door by half-truths and outright lies. Dan Rather got his knickers twisted for this.
A case in point of media politicizing is the vetting of George W. Bush when he was running for office. The press printed daily "discoveries" of his membership in college "secret societies" like Skull and Bones at Yale. His military service was examined minutely, as well, and when nothing was found, the liberal press claimed his "daddy" cooked the books and he was a Vietnam deserter.
In fact, George W. Bush was a Navy pilot. There are no shortcuts to achieving that high honor, nor is any influence peddling even remotely tolerated; in fact, it would be grounds for dismissal. No matter, the liberal press kept digging for something to discredit him.
Clinton, the actual draft dodger, was hailed as a hero by the liberal press. Obama's college record, who paid his way, what organizations did he belong to etc., is nobody's business according to the liberal press and anyone inquiring about Obama's past is a "racist." Anyone see something wrong here?
An educated populace is a great and powerful thing, but a populace believing in the lies and half-truths of a completely biased media and a leader who blesses and promotes these tactics is not long for this Earth. History has shown us what happens to a government built on sand and fog and it isn't pretty.
But don't worry, unless truth is demanded, another corrupt group will soon be along and use these same deceits even more effectively and brutally and tell ever more convincing lies. Utopia is just around the corner, honest.
Fairness and truth in reporting allows the common man to decide his fate in this country, not a biased press or a president using that bias to fundamentally "change" America.
Gas prices are high enough
Enough, enough with the gas prices. I really think they are really bad. I know I'm not the only one who is complaining. The big shots in Washington, D.C., say they cannot do anything. They are full of it. They sure know how to sock it to us with taxes and everything else. They have investments in oil and a lot of stocks. What do they care? They probably don't have to worry about paying for their gas.
I know there are a lot of people out there who will be staying home a lot. With the high gas prices will be a problem of just getting to work. I can't believe they say there is nothing they can do. I sure hope they do something soon. It is really hurting the economy. They tried this back in the '70s and the truckers went on strike and pulled off the highways. Without them no on would have food or anything.
As for the shooting in Ohio, it's always a tragedy for anyone who loses a loved one. I think it's really bad that someone is shot over something senseless.
The problem today is bullying. When a child or adult is having a problem with someone and they tell someone in charge, why don't they do something about it?
Most times they do not do anything and the problem keeps going. A person can only take so much abuse and they are going to snap.
I think with all the shootings they have had in the last few years, people would realize they should not be doing those things.
I was told a long time ago you treat people like you want to be treated. As long as there is bullying going on there will always be problems and someone will end up dead.
I was not surprised when I heard about the shooting and the results because if people do not do anything about it, there will be people who end up dead.
Even with adults there is a lot of stress out there and some people lose it.
If people would treat others with respect we wouldn't have all this violence against each other.