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Article posted: 6/5/2013 4:40 AM

Writers need to consider the facts

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Writers need to consider the facts

There seems to be a recent trend as I read "Your Views" in the Opinion page of the Daily Herald.


This trend is to represent one's opinion as fact. Cases in point include: May 31 Chuck Colleta writes regarding Benghazi: "They have diverted our attention from the real issue, which is why did Congress not provide funds for their security."

The facts are: In testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Charlene Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, was asked, "Was there any budget consideration and lack of budget which led you not to increase the number of people in the security force there?" Lamb responded, "No, sir."

May 25, John Morgan writes regarding the IRS scandal: "The IRS did not target conservative groups. Ninety percent of the media is owned by conservatives, so they can edit televised testimony on their programs any way they want.

The facts are: On Page 2 of the Treasury Inspector General report dated May 14, 2013 states, "Early in Calendar Year 2010, the IRS began using inappropriate criteria to identify organizations applying for tax-exempt status to review for indications of significant political campaign intervention."

As an aside, I can't imagine were Morgan gets his information regarding the 90 percent comment.

We all need to respect each others opinions but our opinions should also consider the facts.

David Georgeson

St. Charles

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