Is mainstream media slanting the news?
The most dangerous threat to our democracy is failure of the mainstream news media to maintain integrity in reporting the news on a fair and impartial basis. A well-informed electorate is mandatory for a democratic representative government to reflect the will of the people. Unfortunately, the public has lost confidence in the mainstream media and is seeking factual news from other sources.
The Trump administration’s policies on tax reform and reduction of government regulations have resulted in a positive improvement in economic indicators, including a record high stock market, much lower unemployment rate, significant increases in manufacturing jobs, fewer people on food stamps, and a reduction in federal workers. Where’s the positive news reports on these significant accomplishments?
It is obvious that most of the mainstream media are blatantly slanting news stories to advocate an ultraliberal political view, thereby promoting the left wing Democratic agenda.
This is done by omission of certain facts, overemphasizing points favorable to the liberal cause, downplaying information favorable to the conservative agenda, and in some cases; not reporting certain newsworthy events or making false reports.
Bob Stewart , Bedford
More discussion on retiring Barton
It is difficult to support your call for Rep. Joe Barton’s retirement. (Editorial)
Yes, he is a lame duck after his retirement announcement. This is not grounds for retirement. With that logic, anyone defeated in November would then be asked to immediately retire.
You say he will be subject to gossip and ridicule. With that logic, multiple members of Congress would need to retire. You claim that he has lost his influence. If not having clout or influence were among the criteria, how many members of Congress would be coming home?
I am not supporting Rep. Barton and would support calling for his retirement over legitimate claims of sexual comments. But your other claims of cheating make no sense.
Cultural differences or bad behavior?
Regarding your editorial concerning cultural stereotypes playing a role in black girls’ suspensions in the Fort Worth School District:
I firmly believe you have taken a sip of the Kool-Aid. You admit that 62 percent of girls suspended in the district are black, even though just 23 percent enrolled are black.
You claim that these girls should not be blamed and punished when the reason is “cultural differences,” not bad behavior. Whatever happened to being responsible for your own actions?
I guess it’s time for milk and cookies and coloring books in “the safe zones.”
Brad Graves, Arlington
FW Christian Center needs a helping hand
Hopefully, Pastor Steve Van Zant of the Christian Center of Fort Worth can proselytize some of his 200-plus congregation to lend a helping hand with materials, labor, money and many prayers to fix up the church. (“North Texas Church Gave During The Holidays — Now It Needs Help,” Jan 5.)
The church director of food and clothing distribution fears if repairs aren’t imminent, it will affect clients’ food and clothing needs.
Please help and get the pantry in operation again.
Using drugs is a choice, not a medical disorder
Drug use/abuse is not a medical disorder that requires a public health response — it’s a choice — one has to decide to take that first hit! Why must a medical scapegoat be allowed to prevent people from being held accountable for their own poor decisions and actions? Just don’t start using and you won’t have a problem!
Patsy R. Abbott, Grapevine