It has been interesting to read about the decision surrounding the New York Times at the library. It appears the electronic version is less expensive than the paper copy. Perhaps the library should stop the paper copy and use only the e version. Unfortunately, there is a political element involved in this, when there doesn’t need to be. Mr. (Scott) Carnahan put out the big lie that the New York Times is “fake news.” What I’ve noticed by reading newspapers for more than 60 years, is that when they make a mistake they put out a correction. I’ve also noted that when people try to support many of the statements made by the president, they end up lying too. When the president constantly lies, one should be careful in defending him.
I’m going to assume that Mr. Carnahan thinks he is a Christian. It appears that some people don’t understand that repeating a lie from the president or any source means they have lied as well. I know he is trying to destroy the credibility of the press, and it is working for the sycophants who follow him. While demagogues and dictators can burn the newspapers they don’t like, our president can only do this verbally, as has Mr. Carnahan and the “ever Trumpers.” I leave with a quote from David Brinkley, “Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.”