Dump Channel 12
for unbiased TV news
Thank you to Frank Cerabino for finally exposing the cloak and dagger airing of editorial content by Boris Epshteyn, mandated by a biased corporate parent but fraudulently disguised as a local cut-in. (“Setting the record straight on Channel 12’s fake-news editorial,” Monday)
The clearly ethical conduct needed would be to either clearly label the content for what it is, via disclaimer, or allow for a rebuttal afterward, i.e. a point/counterpoint.
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I, for one, discovered these shenanigans a while back and quickly dumped Channel 12 as my local news provider after many years as a viewer. I have found Channel 5 or Channel 25 do the job quite nicely.
We all know the “ones to turn to ” (MSNBC or Fox) to receive our national or international news coverage with whatever slant we choose. Can’t we please leave our local stations as a sacred source for unbiased news and investigative reporting affecting our community?
Truly sad and sickening.
JAMES TAFFURI, JUPITER
Why not target
Instead of attacking Amazon for not paying sales taxes, why doesn’t President Donald Trump go after the NRA, a tax-exempt company that earned $336 million last year and did not pay any income tax at all?
JUDY BERNSTEIN, PALM BEACH GARDENS
Nation really needs
I miss our “drum major for justice and peace,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., now more than ever.
We need a leader of inclusion, opportunity and love in his mold. Not exclusion, fear and derision as permeates our country today.
MICHAEL L. COHEN, WEST PALM BEACH
Trump in the clear,
but FBI, DOJ not
Where are we with all the Washington investigations? The Mueller investigation into Trump-Russian collusion drags on at great expense without any Russian collusion finding or even a leak of any such evidence. The House Intelligence Committee concluded its investigation and found no such evidence. However, they did find misconduct by the FBI and U.S. Justice Department on a FISA warrant for wiretapping an American citizen.
The inspector general is conducting two investigations: 1) FBI misconduct on the Hillary Clinton investigation for possible crimes; 2) FBI and Justice Department misconduct in obtaining and maintaining the FISA wiretapping warrant on an innocent American citizen.
Meanwhile, the attorney general has appointed a U.S. attorney to investigate FBI and U.S. Justice Department misconduct and possible crimes. Importantly, this U.S. attorney has the same powers as a special prosecutor — subpoena powers, grand jury access and prosecutorial powers. No need for special counsel.
Therefore, it does not look as bad for President Donald Trump as the media has implied, but it does look bad for those career bureaucrats in the FBI and the Justice Department who conspired against Trump. If proven true, this would be worse than Watergate.
AL HIRSCH, DELRAY BEACH
Trump fond of tax
breaks — for himself
It was candidate Trump who refused to disclose his tax returns but assured everyone that he takes advantage of all the legal tax deductions. “What businessman wouldn’t?” he quipped.
Now President Trump claims tax unfairness by Amazon, which is doing exactly what he does. Will tax credits for real estate developers be put on the chopping block of fairness also?
WILLIAM DAMATO, BOYNTON BEACH