Letters to the editor for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 | NevadaAppeal.com

Letters to the editor for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Not Trump’s responsibility to defend Obama

To quote Hillary Clinton, “I was appalled,” but for me, it is over the outrage expressed by Ms. Clinton, members of her party, and much of the media regarding Donald Trump’s failure to correct or challenge a member of the public who questioned President’ Obama’s birthplace and religion.

Is it the responsibility of a Republican presidential hopeful to staunchly defend a Democrat President? Isn’t that what Josh Earnest, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, not to mention CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc. are there for? Are they so upset that the Donald isn’t doing their job that they feel obliged to attack him for giving a curt answer and moving on without getting into a possible shouting match with someone who expressed an opinion in his question, an opinion which might possibly be protected by the First Amendment?

Where were these stalwarts of integrity when Dan Rather was gleefully attacking George Bush’s record of military service without even checking the documents, a choice bit of character assassination? This shameful display is just another example of the blatant hypocrisy of the anti-Trump/anti-conservative crowd.

Gary M. Collier

Gardnerville

Don’t know whether to laugh or cry

George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Donald Trump; don’t know whether to laugh or cry!

John O’Neill

Minden