Watch Fox News, judge for yourself

I grew up in the area watching WFBG/WTAJ/CBS (Channel 10).

Back then, if Walter Cronkite said it, you could take that to the bank.

CBS is still the network that I watch for most of my regular viewing. During the 2016 election, I started noticing some peculiarities by the CBS news people.

Like when the morning crew interviewed Marco Rubio, they couldn’t disguise their contempt for him and acted as if they were interviewing him out of some sort of obligation that was beneath them.

On election night, CBS refused to call the election for Trump even when everyone else had.

Since then, I have been comparing news reporting and have found that most of these folks (on major networks) are not above misrepresenting the truth and sometimes will outright lie to us.

You can tell by the ill-informed content of many of the letters to the editor that you read in the Mirror that most of the writers are only repeating what they heard some very biased newscaster say on one of the major networks.

When someone mentions New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo having to “beg” for ventilators (at a time when they had 4,000 ventilators sitting in a warehouse in NYC) while Florida was given plenty due to having a Republican governor, you see how blind to the truth the writer is.

Cuomo didn’t beg. He demanded 30,000 to 40,000 ventilators, even though their total need has been just under 6,000, and they never lacked ventilators. Cuomo is a major drama queen who likes to bloviate for all that it is worth (at least he has been engaged and involved, unlike our misguided, sleepy governor who seems to need to be awakened for the press conferences).

I would encourage you to turn the station and check out some other news sources.

Fox — and I know it hurts to hear this — continues to grow as the most watched, by all parties, news channel for a reason. They tell the truth.

You owe it to yourself to give it a look even if just to prove them (or me) wrong. Check out foxnews.com if you don’t get the channel. Sean Hannity and Lara Ingraham (at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively) sum up the day while exposing the lies and telling the truth.

Fox even has Democratic commentators when they will come on. You owe it to yourself to at least take a look.

It opened my eyes.

John Weaver



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