Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Letter to the Editor

I wrote another letter to the editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, submitted September 26. It's my 1st one in a while.

A letter to the editor September 26 stated that Obama "put a target on the back of every policeman". I presume that their impression came from some of our fine alternative news sources - because, in fact, according to in July, 2016, "Annual fatality data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund show that there have been an average of 135 police fatalities a year under President Obama, from 2009 to 2015, compared with 162 a year for the previous seven years, from 2002 to 2008. That’s a decline of 17 percent."

I think it is impossible to underestimate the damage done to our country by the steady stream of "alternative facts", also known as lies, spewed by Faux "News", Rush, and their ilk, and now also by the White House. Hopefully people will realize they are being had, and develop some immunity to this steady stream of lies.


Chris Heinz said...

This letter was printed in the Friday, October 20th edition of the Lexington Herald Leader under the heading "DISPUTE THE LIES".

Chris Heinz said...

A new days ago the guy whose letter I responded to wrote in again & accused me of cherry-picking the data - 2016 was the year Obama drew the bullseye. The study I referenced came out in mid-2016, so 2016 data were not available, so the study was through 2015. Obama sure is leisurely about his dastardly activities - he never even got started taking everybody's guns.