No mo­ral equiv­a­lency be­tween Clin­ton, Trump

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - Jack Kin­stlinger, Tow­son

Colum­nist John Kass’ commentary on the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion was a shame­ful piece of jour­nal­ism that hardly de­served to be pub­lished in a re­spectable news­pa­per (“How are peo­ple miss­ing the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion’s stench of cor­rup­tion?” Sept. 2).

It is full of base­less in­nu­endo and ac­cu­sa­tions with­out a shred of fact to back up its in­sin­u­a­tions. I can­not un­der­stand why you pub­lished it un­less it is part of an in­ept and mis­guided ef­fort to prove that The Sun and its par­ent com­pany are even-handed in their cov­er­age of the pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns.

But there is no equiv­a­lency in this elec­tion, and the two can­di­dates can­not be treated in a bal­anced man­ner.

Don­ald Trump, as Mr. Kass read­ily con­cedes, is a nar­cis­sis­tic, self-pro­mot­ing mega­lo­ma­niac to­tally un­fit to be pres­i­dent. For­mer Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton has de­voted her ca­reer to pub­lic ser­vice and to im­prov­ing the con­di­tion of the Amer­i­can pub­lic.

Un­doubt­edly she has so­licited funds for the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion, a su­perb char­ity that has saved thou­sands of lives in im­pov­er­ished and des­ti­tute coun­tries. I give her credit for this no­ble ef­fort.

If I con­trib­ute to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion, an­other won­der­ful char­ity sim­i­lar to the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion, will you ac­cuse me of at­tempt­ing to in­flu­ence Mi­crosoft? How ridicu­lous!

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