A call for the truth

Dear Editor,
Imagine my surprise to open the Clarkston News op-ed page to find so many column inches dedicated to the degradation of our president (“Fight for free speech,” Nov. 21)!
Virulent vindictive vituperation in a poison pen polemic of purple prose was complete with mistakes and misnomers commonly coming from strident partisans filled with non productive flap doodle and flummery.
I fear the writer has been watching network and cable television, worse yet, believing it! Radio news is just as full of supposition, projection and assumption, devoid of fact.
Those of you who wish to understand what is really going on in media today should go to your trusty old computer. Pull up YouTube, and type “Cavett, Hoffa” into the search box. Then, you can hear Jimmy describe exactly what was done to him, a carbon copy of what is happening to the first citizen president elected since George Washington.
Try a little truth, it will only hurt a little at first.
Rob Namowicz
Independence Township

3 Responses to "A call for the truth"

  1. Mike Fetzer   November 30, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Not everyone shares the view that any news media devotes too much space to the degradation of the “President”. To the contrary, too little facts about Trump’s conflicts of interest, lies and deceit are reported, and some media seem complacent in mouthing or reporting without analysis or confrontation the spin and mistruths emmanating from the Trump administration. Hopefully, the special counsel’s investigation and the release of Trump’s tax returns will reveal the full extent of his criminality. Namowicz’ diatribe models the utterings of the blustering blowhard Trump—feigned outrage and claims of “fake news”, but no supporting facts nor calls for Trump to be fully forthcoming in an interview with the special counsel, no demands to see Trump’s tax returns, and no insistence for direct, truthful, complete and responsive answers by Trump and his staff hacks and hangers-on. Trump has debased the office of the presidency and eroded America’s standing in the world. In Trump-world, any lie, obfuscation, murder, theft or undermining of the nation’s criminal justice system can be justified so long as Trump can build a hotel in Moscow or make deals with Saudi royalty to further enrich Trump and family, tax-free, of course. Decent and loyal Americans will resist this fraud of a president elected by only a minority of frustrated but duped voters.

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    • MICHAEL POWELL   December 1, 2018 at 11:02 am

      Not that Mr. Namowicz needs me to defend him, but after seeing the reply above, I find it hard to disagree with Rob.
      It’s troubling that those who are merely calling for the truth are required to provide “supporting facts” when they question accusations from those who don’t provide “supporting facts” themselves.
      The reply above doesn’t provide a single “supporting fact” to back up any of the accusations being made. All of which supports Mr. Namowicz’s letter “A call for the truth”.

      The intelligent minority of “decent and loyal Americans” are within their rights to require “supporting fact” from those who make accusations that they don’t support by fact. All of which proves his point.

      I won’t waste too much of my time on this, but here are some of the “supporting facts” you didn’t supply above.

      Trump never built a hotel in Russia- https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/09/why-didnt-trump-build-anything-in-russia/539274/

      News media does devote too much space to the degradation of the “President”. Harvard Study: CNN, NBC Trump coverage 93% negative – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eOacEsSFnI

      Trump does pay taxes- https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/14/trump-tax-returns-show-president-paid-38-million-2005-white-house-says/99192100/

      Trump has never been convicted of “Lie, obfuscation, MURDER, theft, or undermining of the nation’s criminal justice system” all of those accusations require a trial under our criminal justice system. Without a trial like the rest of us he’s innocent until proven guilty. Special councils are not a trial. https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/presumption_of_innocence

      Under our laws (The fifth amendment) the government can’t “insist” that a single one of us provide them with direct, truthful, complete and responsive answers to a single question presented to us. https://www.google.com/search?q=the+fifth+amendment&rlz=1CAACAC_enUS543US543&oq=the+fifth+&aqs=chrome.4.0j69i57j0l4.8358j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

      The fifth amendment was designed to protect the innocent, as well as the guilty. Why? Because our forefathers knew that words forced out of the mouths of the innocent can be twisted and used against them. The right of not being forced to talk requires prosecutors to investigate and provide the court with proof.

      “President elected by only a minority”… ignores the laws that all of us have agreed to under our constitutions presidential election laws for over 200 years. Notice should be taken that both high density coasts are almost always blue. Which under a popular vote would give control of all of our presidential elections to just those states … https://www.270towin.com/maps/2016-actual-electoral-map

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  2. Mike fetzer   December 7, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Trump refuses to be interviewed by the special counsel because he fears he may be somehow tricked or duped into telling the truth. Investigation has revealed massive tax cheating by Trump and family, and he refuses to release his tax returns as other presidents have done, citing purported audits and claims that his returns are too complicated for stupid citizens to understand. He has been documented as having told more untruths to the public than any other president, and is cabinet is loaded with liars and cheats. Stay tuned. More to come as investigation unfolds and the Trump “administration” folds…

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