Me­dia en­ables at­tacks on free­dom

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - Gary R. Gam­ber

I lived to see the pres­i­den­tial glass ceil­ing shat­tered by an African-Amer­i­can, a man of in­tegrity. Whether or not we agree with Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s po­lit­i­cal agenda, I feel it’s uni­ver­sally agreed he is a good man. I guess I will live to wit­ness the shat­ter­ing of the same glass by a woman. Un­for­tu­nately, I feel it’s uni­ver­sally agreed that Hil­lary Clin­ton is a sad choice to break his­tory (“Who is help­ing Clin­ton make this an­other ‘Year of the Woman?’ Mostly, it’s Trump,” Oct. 28).

She is no states­man and cer­tainly not a per­son rep­re­sen­ta­tive of woman who have ethics and val­ues — which no longer ap­pear to mat­ter if The Bal­ti­more Sun’s re­port­ing is to be the judge. I fear for the fu­ture of my grand­chil­dren and how they may suf­fer un­der the me­dia-sup­ported push to oblit­er­ate cap­i­tal­ism in fa­vor of left wing so­cial­ism.

The press cer­tainly spares no words re­port­ing the an­tics of those who op­pose the lib­eral agenda. That to me is frightening as his­tory shows that the con­trol of the press by those who wish to to­tally op­press the peo­ple is key to achiev­ing a to­tal­i­tar­ian state — Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler be­ing the per­fect role mod­els.

I will sur­vive Ms. Clin­ton’s reign, but I so worry that the day will come that my grand­chil­dren’s chil­dren will not know the mean­ing of free­dom. Un­less we raise the bar of re­port­ing truth equally to all, Amer­ica will no longer be syn­ony­mous with free­dom.

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