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Yellow journalism and blue leanings

Yellow journalism and blue leanings

To the Editor: Your October 29 issue titled “Saving the Safety Net” borders on yellow journalism. Conflating the statement of one GOP senator to change entitlements to discretionary programs, to justify the title of the piece, “House GOP majority could target Social Security, Medicare,” is appalling.

The Republican Study Committee is quoted as determining raising taxes to prop up the program as “fundamentally immoral.” However, your follow up statement is outside of quotes — “removing mandated funding guarantees is not.” Was that assumed? Made up? 

And the timing of the piece and cover art is exquisite. I bet this has been on the story board for months for the week before election. Mr. Scott McLeod, publisher, your blue is showing. 

Dan Morgan 


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