Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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The Herald welcomes letters on all points of view. Include your address and daytime phone number for verification. Letters should be limited to 200 words and may be edited and republished in any format. All letters become property of the Herald. Letters that defame individuals, ethnic or religious groups, contain significant factual errors or that are in poor taste will not be printed. Letters about election or ballot issues must be received no later than seven days from the deadline for ballots to be returned.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Act like a real ‘FREE’ press

Press, end your war on unbiased reporting! The opinion piece “President Trump, end your war on our free press” would be amusing if it weren’t so sickening. They quote the First Amendment ignoring the freedom of speech part with emphasis only on freedom of the press. Now that there’s a president who uses his freedom of speech to call them out on their blatant bias, to them that means he’s at war with the free press. Give me a break!!!

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Herald is getting more liberal

I am a 30-year Tri-City Herald subscriber and I have observed a continual and increasing bias toward liberal/progressive views in the headlines, Associated Press articles the Herald chooses to publish, and the TCH editorial board column. I refer now to the specific political cartoon on page 2C of the Aug. 5 Tri-City Herald edition as an example. This cartoon depicts President Trump as a cartoon buffoon and contains no real message except “Never Trump,” with no supporting logic or rationale. This is the president of the United States. Is this cartoon really the position that the TCH management wishes to present to its readers? If so, I would ask “why” a news organization would intentionally insert its own political bias and call it “news.” I consider this irresponsible and substandard news coverage.

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Letter: Why not more news on Graham?

Thirteen thousand people show up for a free concert and to hear Franklin Graham speak about the life-changing and saving grace of Jesus Christ and the Herald buries a tiny blurb among much larger articles about the misdeeds and nefarious behavior of wayward citizens and politicians. Granted, the Gospel is old news, but it’s good news. No, the BEST news. Interesting set of priorities for our local paper. By comparison, the Spokesman Review in Spokane ran a front page article.

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Letter: MAGA caps going in the dumpster?

Y’know what? Maybe it’s time for us progressives to head for the farm belt to dumpster-dive for all those MAGA caps being trashed by disgruntled Trumpster farmers. Trump may try to placate them with a dose of socialism, but they’re smart enough to know that they’re victims of an unnecessary, poorly planned trade war.

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Letter: Free press helps keep our republic

A month after taking office, President Trump began to label the news media as “the enemy of the people.” He has also repeatedly called the news media “fake news.” On Aug. 16 at least 70 news organizations will publish opinion pieces pushing back on Trump’s attack on the media. Every citizen should support them.

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