Following John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage" on courageous people during crucial times in America's history, I looked for network journalists who exhibited courage outside of the combat zones between Afghanistan to Bosnia who deserve recognition in the course of their duties for reporting political truth to Americans since 2000.
I found no courage from networks after 2007 — since Barack Obama's election.
News media proclaims conservatives who report news events are not journalists, yet theirs are. What I mostly see from network news affiliates are profiles in gall.
Candidates are interviewed by "journalists" in very different ways. Most situations are like walking into a batting cage. Obama gets softball pitches at slow to medium pitch speeds. Anyone questioning Obama's policies or actions is sent to the Major League cage and pitched hard inside.
How is Maine to consider a candidate's real agenda when media pitch candy for Obama's base? Those people examining jobs and the economy know the entitlement money can't last if the country is to be saved, along with the prosperity we enjoyed more than a decade ago.
Has anyone noticed Maine's unemployment is rising toward 7.7 percent without considering job market dropouts? Obama's last visits to Maine were July 2010 and March 2012. Maine is Democratic and doesn't matter to him.
Maine is either invisible or stupid to believe Obama's crafted misinformation.
Where are the nation's courageous journalists hiding to avoid delivering honesty and truth to all Maine voters?
Larry Mayes, Lewiston