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Feels news coverage is different for Trump

Readers' Forum
Apr 20, 2017

 

 

printed 04/21/2017

 

Editor,

There are many “firsts” associated with the election and Presidency of Donald Trump – not all are positive – it’s a mixed bag.

I believe the most positive is that he has single-handedly restored the art of journalism to its former glory. It is thrilling to see real journalism again. After eight long years of watching journalists act as Obama’s cheerleaders and stenographers, it is refreshing to see that they have not forgotten how to “speak truth to power” and “hold the government accountable.”

I include in this approbation our own local daily newspaper. How informative to see President Trump’s proposed budget picked apart almost daily on the front page. I don’t seem to recall this much interest in President Obama’s budgets (were there any? I don’t think there were many budgets proposed or enacted during those eight long years. It seems we lurched from Continuing Resolution to Continuing Resolution, which surely contributed to the doubling of our national debt – but I digress).

And the editorials! My personal favorite [in another publication] was “Yemen Raid Needs Answers” (March 30). It’s funny, but I don’t recall any editorials saying “Answers Needed for Benghazi Attack” or the “The Deaths of Seal Team Six Members Needs Answers.” Maybe I just missed those?

Anyway, my congratulations to American journalists – you’re back in the groove!

Carol Frazier

Ocean Pines

 

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