MICHAEL J. NORDSTEN, Richland
I was appalled by the total lack of respect shown to Mitt Romney and the Mormon church in NBC newsman Brian Williams' recent coverage on Mitt Romney's faith.
Williams chose to interview mostly people who were dissatisfied with the Mormon church, and made several statements that were either untrue or designed to instill fear and doubt in the minds of people unfamiliar with the Mormon religion.
Then, in the most troubling moment of the program, he displayed the sacred undergarments worn by faithful members of the church. No faithful Mormon would have provided those garments to Williams, so I can only conclude that he acquired them dishonestly.
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I do not support Romney for president, and I am very vocal about my concerns with his policies and the direction he wants to take our country. Honest debate is healthy, but using a candidate's religion to try to create doubt and fear is disgraceful.
Romney is an honest and decent man. The media will not find one character flaw, no matter how deeply they dig. Nobody cares about religion, tax returns or birth certificates. Let's get back to real issues so the American people can make an informed decision on Nov. 6.