In regard to John Burnham French’s recent My Turn (”Time to Try President Donald Trump Publicly for Crimes,” Jan. 31): You cannot be this shocked! The media drove this campaign and …
In regard to John Burnham French’s recent My Turn (”Time to Try President Donald Trump Publicly for Crimes,” Jan. 31): You cannot be this shocked! The media drove this campaign and got Trump to where he is now, along with those who drank that ill-colored media Kool-Aid concocted of crass sound bites and flashy news headlines. The spotlight shone brightly and unceasingly upon him from the beginning and never panned to give anyone else a look-see. Why? Because news coverage is a circus. If a person or event stands out as the lead clown, then that’s who or what we will get to see, not the other performers who might be more germane to reality.
Add into the fray the arcane and inane Commission on Presidential Debates, and you have the perfect storm for info control.
And now the all-powerful, all-seeing Fourth Estate of Oz pundits are tightly closing the green felt curtain of culpability and mightily shaking their collective fists at the beast they created. We the People cannot depend on the “news” to give us unbiased info when it comes to the political arena. There’s this tool called the internet where, with a lot of work and sifting of gathered information, we can make our own intelligent decisions. If you want change in this idiotic political process, then you had better stop all the hand-wringing and whining and consider getting involved, not just during election season, but now. As Hillary said in her concession speech, “Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time.”
PS: I didn’t vote for either of them.
Michael Turri lives in Black Lake, New Mexico
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