Passing on an Open Letter to the News Media

From Devilstower’s post on Daily Kos:

If Republicans were appearing on your news broadcasts and insisting that Barry Goldwater was the 38th president of the United States, or that the Chinese bombed Pearl Harbor, surely you would take a moment to halt the conversation and correct them. At least, I’d like to think so. So why do you continue to allow Republican officials and conservative pundits to make statements such as “the Great Depression didn’t end until World War II” or “the New Deal prolonged the depression” without comment? These statements are as incorrect as declaring Idaho a sovereign monarchy — why are they constantly unchallenged?

Read the rest of the letter here, then pass it on to everyone you know because when our news outlets don’t even bother to get the facts straight, we are in trouble and have to speak up and out against the slow erosion of history and factual truth in our public discourse.

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