Glen E. Leier of Panama City Beach says the media are ignoring President Trump’s many positive accomplishments to focus on the negative.
Friday, Oct. 11, was a good day for the U.S. market with the Dow Jones average closing at $26,816, up $320 points. Unless you were watching Fox News channel you would not know why.
I came in from some yard work and there on Fox news was the good news and possible reason: President Donald Trump was in a meeting with the Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators discussing the progress about a trade deal. The agreement would suspend some of the tariffs and China would be buying some $40 billion worth of farm products. (There were) also some talks about intellectual property and financial services products.
So I checked on MSNBC and CNN to see what they were showing and talking about. Of course, everything negative about Trump and nothing about this important meeting going on in the White House. Then Saturday morning I checked with The News Herald to see, as usual, very little about this important development about trade with our biggest trading partner. They did have a short and incomplete article on page A9 about the meeting, but on A4 there was a large article about impeachment and another one about the Ukrainian ambassador’s testimony.
The impeachment article’s first paragraph was very telling as to what it was about, "The President has spent his time bending the conventions of the presidency and trying to override the rule-of-law that no one is above the law."
The news media of our country are doing a disservice to all of us by not showing the many different and relevant stories that could be presented; instead, they spend every day, all day, on anything negative about our president. It now seems that most of the news pundits and channels are in concert with the Washington Democrats for impeaching the president.
There are a lot of positive developments in our country now; i.e., lowest unemployment in 60 years at 3.5%, reduced poverty, higher wages, immigration under control and building the wall, just to mention some that could be reported on.
Glen E. Leirer, Panama City Beach