Pondering truth in news

Posted11/26/2020 1:00 AM

I found a couple of items in the Nov. 20 edition of the Daily Herald particularly interesting. First, on the Opinion page, Mr. Hamilton writes, "Americans can accept differences of opinion and not condemn the people who voted for a different candidate." Oh, how I wish that were true.

For over four years, now Trump supporters have been called racist, sexist, deplorable bigots and hateful, bitter clingers. If this is acceptance, I shudder as to what condemnation would sound like.


Second, on Page 2 of, it says that Facebook slapped warnings on 180 million pieces of content that their fact checkers debunked. We used to be given both sides of an issue, allowing for us to decide what side to take. Now, for our convenience, Facebook tells us. How nice of them.

The truth is what we are told it is. Have people become so lazy as to allow someone else to do their thinking for them? Is Facebook not allowing both sides of an issue to be told because Facebook is afraid that too many people will come a different conclusion? Just wondering.

John Malec


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