Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
Beware of mainstream media bias
Nine years ago, I had the first of four major surgeries which prompted me to watch an inordinate amount of TV. My college roommate, living in Chicago, called and stressed that I watch Fox News as it was the only one vetting Barack Obama.
She had been in Rev. Wright’s church often and sadly when you walk in there, you can feel the hatred for this country. To claim after attending it for 20 years he didn’t know was a complete lie.
I started with “Hannity & Colmes,” an even Democrat and Republican format at that time. Bed bound, I watched C-SPAN in the morning often. Three times Alan Colmes lied in the evening program about what I had witnessed in the morning one.
This prompted me to think that after 60-plus years of only watching the mainstream media (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, CNBC, MSNBC) I’d watch Fox exclusively for one month. What an eye opener!
The omissions, skewed, distorted information from the mainstream enlightened me as to how I had been brainwashed. I can no longer be with the lemmings to blindly follow the mainstream. I now watch 50 percent Fox and 50 percent mainstream and believe I am less ignorant than before. Try it for one month as I did. Remember, ignorance is lack of information, not intellect.
Some things should remain in past
I normally enjoy the “Past Pages” section of the Nevada Appeal, and find the glimpse into stories from the past both entertaining and enlightening.
However, the “100 Years Ago” entry in the Oct. 12 edition of the Appeal should have been left to molder in the dust bin of previous issues.
I question Mr. Dolan’s judgment in reprinting a story describing a group of Native American men as “six buck Indians.” It is unfortunate that such a racial slur was considered acceptable back in 1916. It is incomprehensible that it would appear in your pages today — even in a “remember when” context.
Some things from the past really should just remain in the past.