Fifth col­umn

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - OPINION -

What is it about this politic that seems to coarsen all ac­cept­able norms of so-called “news gath­er­ing” and “pub­lic dis­course”? There is no amount of let­ting up by ei­ther side. I, as many, never thought we would have a Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. How­ever now that we do, he should be given an op­por­tu­nity to gov­ern. What is re­ally go­ing on here? The main­stream me­dia seems to have de­clared all-out war on this man. The MSM has never been so ob­vi­ously in the tank for his op­po­nent. And there are many swamp crea­tures (per­ma­nent in­hab­i­tants of a bloated fed­eral gov­ern­ment) who work to un­der­mine him at ev­ery turn, aided by the ra­bid be­hav­ior of those in the so called “news busi­ness.”

I fear for our well-be­ing in this en­vi­ron­ment where the free press acts more like a “fifth col­umn” in­stead of a watchdog.

John Bero, Ok­la­homa City

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