Why no GOP emails?

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - Tom Minkin, Bal­ti­more

I write to re­flect on and ob­ject to nu­mer­ous let­ters to the edi­tor con­cern­ing the de­sire of many read­ers to en­cour­age The Bal­ti­more Sun to give greater cov­er­age and cre­dence to Wik­iLeaks rev­e­la­tions (“Wik­iLeaks should be read,” Oct. 26).

A few points should be con­sid­ered by your read­er­ship prior to urg­ing greater re­liance and weight to th­ese so called “rev­e­la­tions.” First, there is the fun­da­men­tal un­fair­ness and ob­vi­ous bias of th­ese com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Clearly, they are se­lec­tively be­ing ob­tained and re­leased by in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions fa­vor­ing one party, the Repub­li­cans.

Two other ques­tions clearly emerge. The Rus­sians, who are ob­vi­ously try­ing to in­flu­ence our elec­tions by hack­ing email ac­counts and sup­ply­ing the in­for­ma­tion to Wik­iLeaks, have ob­vi­ously in­ter­jected them­selves where they do not be­long — in our elec­tion.

Fur­ther­more, the fact that this is clearly the case leads to the ques­tion of whether this in­for­ma­tion has been tam­pered with by the Rus­sians to fur­ther en­cour­age their aims. Fi­nally, com­mon de­cency and fair­ness would dic­tate that Repub­li­can e-mails must be ob­tained and re­leased to the pub­lic to “even the play­ing field.” Ev­i­dence of any ef­fort to do so is con­spic­u­ously ab­sent from the dis­cus­sion.

Per­haps those bom­bard­ing The Sun and oth­ers should con­sider the above be­fore pour­ing their vit­riol on th­ese re­spon­si­ble me­dia plat­forms.

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