I'd like to respond to George Jones' letter about lies in the media (Sept. 8).
There are as many TV programs that discuss "how" the news is covered as "what" the news is.
Up until several years ago, I rarely heard the term "media bias" in conversations. Since Fox News has become so popular, I hear it all the time. It's almost like people can't form their own opinions. They like to repeat what was said on a very popular TV show. The latest term you hear is "Obama is a socialist" (from Glenn Beck).
Sure enough, the latter part of Mr. Jones' letter says it's wrong for the media to denigrate Fox News, Glenn Beck, etc.
I have no problem if a network is from the left or right, as long as they're up front about it. Fox seems so phony, calling itself "fair and balanced."
Bill O'Reilly's show is the most popular. It opens with two commentaries from people on the right (along with O'Reilly's comments). It isn't until he has a guest on that the other side gets their say.
People are going to watch the programs that already lean toward their opinions. Then they will point out comments that back up their own arguments.
John Henry, Topsham