To the Editor:
It’s time the media and Congress start working on what they were elected/selected to do. The media’s job used to be to report the news. It used to expand on the five-minute bites that TV and radio provided. It provided both sides of the story and let readers make up their minds on what’s important and what’s not.
Today, the media apparently feel that we readers do not have the knowledge or intelligence to understand the news, so they add their opinion, as news, and it appears (on occasion) that they seem to make it up. If you want to see how they work today, all you have to do is watch the White House briefing once.
One reporter will ask a question, get an answer, then the next reporter (who evidently has a hearing problem) asks the same question with a little different twist and gets the same answer. This goes around the room until the spokesperson ( who has attempted to answer virtually the same question) gets tired and ends the briefing.
Then as she walks out the door someone shouts out a stupid question/comment to justify their not getting the answer they feel is the answer they want.
I for one would just like the information so that I can make up my own mind about what’s important to me. I really don’t care what some reporter or editor thinks that I should feel is important. I just want the facts, untarnished by what the media feels is important.
As far as the Democratic way of looking at things, all you have to do is look at the difference between the Texas response to Hurricane Harvey versus Katrina. There is no crying as there was from the Democratic leaders who were ill-prepared in the New Orleans crisis. There was a group effort to help their neighbors and coordination among all levels of government.
The party of NO leaders has shown that its brand of leadership does not exist. Their media friends attempt to justify their inability to accomplish anything for their constituent. They condone riots, blame anyone who tries to provide any solutions and sits back while action is required.
It’s time to let everyone in Congress know that we are fed up with their inability to work together for the good of the country. The media’s job is to ensure that they do, but waste too much time playing “got you” rather than just reporting the news.
W.A. Wright Jr.