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Media distortions and Trump-haters’ obsession

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Re: “Fact-checkers provide irrefutable proof of Trump’s lies,” by Colin R. Leisy, Oct. 19:

I read your letter and am still trying to figure out: What is your point? I had previously stated that truth and fact and The Washington Post together are an oxymoron. I checked out The Washington Post website and just picked out one of the supposed lies told by President Trump on Oct. 11 on Twitter. The topic was Russia. “New Strzok-Page texts reveal [Media Leak Strategy]. @FoxNews So terrible, and NOTHING is being done at DOJ or FBI – but the world is watching, and they get it completely.”

Now comes the honest and forthright fact checkers who say: “This tweet neatly illustrates the risk of getting distorted information from Fox News. The term “media leak strategy” in text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page of the FBI had nothing to do with disseminating leaks but with preventing them.”

Imagine The Washington Post accusing another news agency of distorting information. That’s the kettle calling the pot black. Also, would you be able to name five politicians who don’t lie? It seems to be part of their mantra. Remember the famous line by Slick Willie: “I did not have sex with that woman.”

I read recently why you Trump-haters continue to bash him. It’s simple. Everyone is smart except Trump. That’s why y’all are billionaires and have gotten elected president. Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing. He doesn’t know how to negotiate with Putin. Anderson Cooper and Chuckie Todd know how to stand up to Putin. The whole crowd at MSNBC and CNN is well versed on negotiating NAFTA and handling all the other presidential tasks. Certainly all the journalists who continue to spew out their op-eds are.

Remember the four years when Chris Matthews was president and before that when the entire Washington Post editorial staff jointly were elected president? Remember? Neither do I.

Instead of obstructing everything the president is trying to do, why not take a positive approach and encourage our leaders? They were put there by the vote of the people. Get over it and get with it.

Arthur Tozzi

Wilson

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