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Letter: Dumber news

September 7, 2013

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To the editor:

This is in response to Shakura Jackson’s Aug. 31 letter, “More dreams.” Good letter Shakura. I also dream of legislators (not politicians) who serve the public good instead of corporate interests, something sorely lacking in Kansas and other ALEC-infested states.

As you, I dream that no one view/persuasion/person controls the news; I dream about a return to news, ala Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. Miley Cyrus is not news and doesn’t warrant headlines any more than does the latest celebrity divorce or peccadillo.

President Obama is considering action in Syria, but is waiting on approval from Congress as is right and proper. This does not make the news except as an afterthought. American news is being dumbed down at all levels. It used to be insightful and was used to inform so that people could form their own opinions; now it’s used to tell us what to think.

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7 months, 1 week ago

@BG You have just said one of the two following things: 1. Faux News is not part of the mainstream media.

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  1. Faux News is accurately perceived as supporting President Obama.
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bearded_gnome 7 months, 2 weeks ago

now it’s used to tell us what to think.

---unlike when liberal-hearted walter klondike distorted the vietnam war to help in defeating our efforts and join with John Kerry in tarring and feathering the average vietnam war U.S. soldier?

mainstream media is accurately perceived as helping obama.

no wonder people are fleeing the mainstream media.

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tomatogrower 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Celebrity news is the opiate of the masses.

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jayhawklawrence 7 months, 2 weeks ago

"I dream about a return to news..."

Wow, that one sentence just jumps off the page for me.

Ironically, we discover that in our time, more seems like less.

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