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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 6

Putin is richer

There’s something about Trump-Putin that has not been talked about enough. They are like sparring cocks, cock-a-doodle-doing in a barnyard, each in front of a mirror, trying to impress themselves and each other with their wealth.

Granted, Trump is rich, but Putin is much richer, perhaps the wealthiest person in the world (sorry Jeff Benzos). That’s because Putin has stolen more from his people — the Russians — than Trump has stolen from his — the Americans. Maybe this is why Trump acted so weak in his knees when he stood next to Putin.

They must be long-lost brothers, same DNA, blood compatible, from the same family of wealthy ancestors, but with one of them, Trump, more jealous that then the other, Putin. Please, no more summits, especially the worthless ones.

I’m not sorry if I offended anyone.

Dan Heath

Medford

Waiting on Pence

Pence condemns Russian election interference. I’m waiting for him to condemn Trump!

Mary Lewis

Medford

That’s the way it was

When I was young, Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley brought us the news, and only for an hour a day, not 24/7. They presented each story by giving us the facts of who, what, when, where, why and how. It was straightforward journalism without all the nonsense and partisan spin.

Walter Cronkite was long regarded as the “most trusted man in America,” perhaps because most of us never knew where he stood politically.

Today, however, you can quickly select a television channel or other medium that most appeals to your own political persuasion or world view. CNN and MSNBC for liberals and Fox for conservatives; The View for the left, Hannity for the right.

Regrettably, much of the media threw out honest and objective reporting a few years ago and opted instead to take political sides. America’s trust in the media is near all-time lows (Gallup, 2018). How can you trust any news organization to tell you the truth when they have such an obvious dog in the fight? And no, I didn’t vote for President Trump. I just believe a “free” press should also be a “fair” press.

Dan McFarland

Medford

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