To the editor:
This is a response to Tom Shewmon's letter published Sept. 20:
Tom, Tom, Tom. What are we to do with you?
One hardly expects a strict adherence to the facts from anyone involved in politics, but I would hardly have thought that the most blatant of the Rove falsehoods, the "liberal media," would have got by a person of your intelligence. There are left-wing media outlets. There are right-wing media outlets. But the "mainstream media," like everything else of any size, are owned by corporations, which is to say, by Republicans. You could look it up.
These people are not interested in making Obama president. They are interested in making money. To this end they treat the presidential election exactly as they treat "American Idol" - to the great detriment of the process and its results.
The decline of the nation which you so bemoan started long before the Democrats finally got a one-vote toehold in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to get anything done. During G.W. Bush's first term, he vetoed no bills. Look and see what he has done since. The current administration is clearly culpable for our current economic disaster and for our loss of world respect. Even John McCain is running against the Republicans this year.