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posted: 10/13/2012 4:40 AM

How about some political balance?

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I have been through numerous presidential elections. However, it has only been in the last few that I have really become aware of some major reporting issues that are very frustrating.

I would like to be an informed voter. I want to make my decisions based on all of the information available. Unfortunately, I am finding I have to do my own due diligence to get the full story. Why doesn't our mainstream media fairly report all sides in an election?

The media attacked the Republicans for the dialogue Clint Eastwood did at the RNC; yet Madonna's apparent intoxicated ravings for President Obama on YouTube never made the news? Off the record remarks by Mr. Romney are leaked and splashed as headlines. However, on Letterman President Obama wasn't able to answer Mr. Letterman's questions regarding our current national debt. President Obama is running our country and doesn't know how much debt we have? Could you run your household without knowing how much you owe? Where are those headlines?

These are only the first of my many observations and I will continue on my quest for the full story since I cannot depend on you.

I am ashamed of myself for having trusted in the mainstream media to keep me informed during such a crucial election. I am, however, also disappointed in you for not taking the initiative to be a publication that offers impartial reporting.

Sharon See

East Dundee

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