The role of news­pa­pers in keep­ing democ­racy strong

The Denver Post - - PERSPECTIVE - Re: Allen Lin­de­man, Au­rora

I have been look­ing for a way to ex­press grat­i­tude to The Den­ver Post and sim­i­lar news­pa­pers for pro­vid­ing news and anal­y­sis that can be trusted. Trust­wor­thy news seems to be be­com­ing an en­dan­gered species. News­pa­pers have an abil­ity to fact-check sto­ries that so­cial me­dia does not. In an era in which news con­sumers seem more in­ter­ested in find­ing “news” that they agree with and that makes them feel good, ac­cu­rate, bal­anced, fact­based news cover­age has never been more needed.

It ap­pears that be­ing a pa­tri­otic cit­i­zen by be­ing a fac­tu­ally in­formed voter will be­come ever more dif­fi­cult in the months and years ahead. Thank you for your role in keep­ing our democ­racy strong.

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