Letter to the editor: Misleading ads

To the editor:

Welcome to election season on TV. We’re bombarded by ads from candidates and PACs (you know, those organizations that don’t want you to know who their contributors are). These ads are at the least misleading, but very often outright lies. A prime example is the pro-Kobach ad that claims the ACLU is promoting Gov. Colyer. I wouldn’t vote for either of them, but I know that ad is a total lie. You’d have to be stupid to believe it. These ads have nothing to do with the truth; they’re only about discrediting the target. When I see them, I discount them entirely. You should too.

You know what would be interesting and enlightening? A fact-checker gauge similar to the Politico one. Every ad would be rated from untrue to true. Bet we’d see a lot fewer of these ads. I have another wish — to see every politician have the old Pinocchio nose. Every time they lie, the old nose grows. Wouldn’t that be entertaining? Just think, Trump’s nose would probably be in Russia by now (if it isn’t already there).

Randy Supernaw,

Perry

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