Don’t be a mis­in­formed news­pa­per

The Calvert Recorder - - Community Forum -

In the Aug. 30 edi­tion, The Calvert Recorder ex­pressed an edi­to­rial opin­ion that in­cluded notes on the Char­lottesville, Va., in­ci­dent say­ing “Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s re­sponse only got worse in the fol­low­ing days.” Be­ing a pay­ing sub­scriber, I would re­spect­fully re­quest you con­tinue to en­lighten other read­ers and my­self. To do this, could you please print the ac­cu­rate quotes of Pres­i­dent Trump’s ac­tual words that im­pressed you so much? Also, tell us where you be­lieve those words might have de­vi­ated from the facts of what hap­pened that day. Or was it that stat­ing the facts might have of­fended some­one? This ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion would help us know how you for­mu­lated your opin­ion.

I used the term “ac­cu­rate quotes” above, since a fel­low news­pa­per of yours, the New York Times, just apol­o­gized five times for ac­ci­den­tally mis­quot­ing Pres­i­dent Trump in five sep­a­rate “news” sto­ries about that in­ci­dent. Oddly enough, the ac­ci­den­tal mis­quotes seemed to guide those “news” sto­ries into align­ment with the news­pa­per’s own over­all agenda.

Hope­fully, you were not one of those un­for­tu­nates who formed their opin­ion based on th­ese New York Times ac­ci­den­tal mis­quotes, as op­posed to what Pres­i­dent Trump ac­tu­ally said.

Ver­non D. Keyser, Lusby

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