To The Daily Sun,
Who among us does not feel, upon occasion, that the media is guilty of slanting the news? How often do we see and hear that bias evidenced before our very eyes and ears? We may sense the deliberate distortion of the news but are hard-pressed to prove the same.
Wednesday of this week, a reporter assigned by The Laconia Daily Sun to cover a Belknap Commissioners' meeting said the following to Mr. DeVoy, a Belknap Commissioner: "He (referring to state Rep. Brian Gallagher) is not a candidate as far as we are concerned. He can have the 4,000 readers of the other paper but he won't have our 18,000." This statement was made in reference to Mr. Gallagher's announcement that he was running for the New Hampshire State Senate seat now held by Ms. Forrester.
The voters in Senate District 2 are more numerous, and diverse, than those in Laconia. I hope that they have the wisdom to ignore media bias and the prudence to elect a person based on more than mere words, but instead based on his demonstrated candor and transparency as well.
Belknap Commissioner, District 2
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