In response to Marc Jalbert's letter (Sept. 10), "Republicans blatantly lying," maybe the headline should have read "Politicians blatantly lying."
How can he legitimately single out one party for the charge when we all know that both parties skew numbers to make their arguments — whether it be unemployment numbers, cost of programs, what their school grades were, who they hung out with, who their favorite sports teams are, etc.
As for the "helpful media," I think most people can agree that the majority of mainstream media protect the current administration and his party.
With regard to the mainstream media, how much investigation has been put into Fast and Furious and why Barack Obama refuses any further cooperation, Obama's associations in his early career, his ties to the housing collapse, Wassermann-Schulz's caught-in-the-act lie to discredit the opposition, the clearly botched vote at the Democratic National Convention and numerous other examples.
Wouldn't it be better to have a helpful media that would expose both sides' inaccuracies? Or would that simply not give people the MSNBC Chris Matthews' style "tingle up your leg"?
Let's ask for exposure of all the politicians who feel the need to tweak the facts. All of them — Democrats, Republicans and otherwise. Not be thankful that the media "are really making us aware" of only one party's lies, as is the general case, and as Jalbert stated himself.
Dale Farrar, Livermore Falls