Fash­ion­able rage

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

As a long-time sub­scriber of The Wash­ing­ton Times, I’m al­ways im­pressed with Michelle Malkin’s com­men­taries, and her ar­ti­cle ti­tled “The mar­tyrs no one cares about” in the Aug. 6 edi­tion is no ex­cep­tion.

Ms. Malkin’s col­umn made me won­der why so many Amer­i­cans — who claim to be ed­u­cated, in­formed lib­er­als — quickly (and loudly) protest evil, like the blood­thirsty tor­ture of Michael Vick’s pit bulls, but sit silently as sto­ries about cru­elty to peo­ple (i.e. Korean mis­sion­ar­ies) are care­fully buried by the me­dia.

Thank you, Ms. Malkin, for hun­dreds of well-writ­ten ar­ti­cles that re­mind us we can never truly know if the “side” we're on is “right” un­less we have all the in­for­ma­tion avail­able, some­thing that can­not hap­pen un­til the me­dia quits fil­ter­ing the news “for our own well-be­ing and pro­tec­tion” and starts re­port­ing all the de­tails we need to make up our own minds.

Sadly, un­til enough of us de­mand “ob­jec­tive re­port­ing,” the me­dia will con­tinue to spoon-feed us their one-sided ver­sion of what is ac­tu­ally go­ing on in the world.

So thanks again, Ms. Malkin, for be­ing a ra­tio­nal and in­tel­li­gent voice, one that stands out, big time, in the buzz and whirr of com­mer­cial-minded me­dia mad­ness. Lorette Lough Bal­ti­more, Mary­land

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