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Letter to the editor: America imploding on its own

Trying to obtain a reasonable and “accurate” account of news and current events nowadays is like going to the dentist, but without the benefit of Novocain. Truth and accuracy give way to opinion and bias; many times, opinions are disguised as fact in order to mislead the viewer/reader/listener.

It’s pretty easy to determine which writers on this page take in sources that feed their predisposed views. Facts that get in the way are ignored while rumors and opinions are presented as truth. Just because one proclaims something loudly or adamantly does not make it a fact.

This sort of thing is the inherent danger of what today’s slanted media are doing. They float half-truths, inaccuracies, incomplete information or intentional omissions so as to be grabbed upon by those eager to support their arguments or predetermined beliefs, which are spread even further in conversation, emails or editorials.

Given all this (with no end in sight), without even a minimal desire for facts or truth, how can one not believe that we are on a race to the bottom?

In today’s climate where facts don’t matter, where constant repetition of a falsehood makes it (in the minds of some) the truth, and where the lines of right and wrong are purposely blurred, why should terrorists or outside forces care about destroying America, when they can stand by and watch us implode on our own?

Tim Kaczmarek

Natrona Heights


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