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Sun reporter boasted about bias we all suspect media to have

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.

Dick Burchell
Belknap Commissioner, District 2


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The GOP/Tea Party hierarchy is laughin all the way to convention

To The Daily Sun,

Here is one problem (among many) with candidate Trump. By his narcissistic know-nothing huckstering (his guiding light being self-promotion), he is diverting his followers from realizing that the GOP/Tea Party are the real culprits as to why they see themselves and our country as insecure. As long as he continues lying we face the danger of him winning the nomination on the GOP/Tea Party ticket. That would be a disaster of horrific magnitude.

The GOP/Tea Party hierarchy is laughing all the way to the convention. One of the best kept open secrets in this upside-down campaign season is that Trump is being "used" by the GOP/Tea Party as a means to their devious ends. They are purposely trying to divert attention away from their inexcusable practices. Divert and deflect is their mantra. Just like the con artists who run shell games.

The GOP/Tea Party have not been — nor will they ever be — honest with the American voter. We are "pawns" to them in their nasty devious "game" of politics.

For those who disagree: counter with specific facts to the contrary. Then people can decide if we too should believe the "fairy tale" you have been spoon-fed all of these many months. Use straightforward truths and reality-based facts. Not circuitous, insincere talking points, nor "facts" read on an internet blog, nor self-created untruths.

Bernadette Loesch


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