Letter: The lapdog press
Independence Day is celebrated each year as a victory over tyrannical governance. Those who sacrificed their lives, fortune and sacred honor for freedom would be very disappointed with the free press today.
The Founders expected the free press to be a watchdog guarding against oppressive governance. They would be appalled to know that the free press has turned into a lapdog when the party of big government is in power and an attack dog when they aren’t.
I believe the free press should always be a watchdog, regardless of the party in power. Recent possible headlines like the following should be front-page news and not swept under the rug like most news outlets do.
“Quinnipiac Poll: Obama the worst president since WWII.”
“Whistleblower exposes that the VA neglected care to focus on Obamacare promotion.”
“More than half a million full-time jobs lost in June. Media hyped job gains were all part-time jobs proving that it is more important to show quantity over quality.”
“Poll shows that by a 3-1 margin people believe IRS e-mails were intentionally destroyed.”
“Hillary out of touch with middle class with ‘dead broke’ comments.”
“Doctors and nurses are threatened to be imprisoned for exposing health conditions of illegal immigrants being warehoused at the border.”
You know things aren’t right. Expect more from your media.