Numbers don’t lie about media bias

To the editor:

One week ago, the number 777 completely dominated the front page of the Review-Journal after the Dow Jones industrial average nose-dived.

On Tuesday, however, you had to squint to find the number 936 on the front page. The story about the stock market’s record rise was buried on Page 4A.

If there was ever a better example of the left-leaning coverage by your newspaper, I don’t know what it is. Every dope knows negative news on the economy helps the presidential campaign of Democrat Barack Obama.

Biased news is worse than no news.

William Burrus


Flawed endorsement

To the editor:

Approximately 99 percent of the time, I agree with the Review-Journal’s editorials. I beg to differ that Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Gibbons is the “obvious choice” in the Seat D race, as stated in your Wednesday editorial.

In 2003, he voted to disregard the Nevada Constitution in Guinn v. Legislature. Today he says that was a mistake.

I choose to not be fooled twice.

My vote is no, as to Justice Mark Gibbons.

Jim McDaniel


Defending Republicans

To the editor:

In response to the Monday letter to the editor from Tony Righellis, who asked, “Please, someone, tell me why am I a Republican?”:

You are a Republican because you still have hope that the Congress of the United States can be made to work the way it was intended to work. You look forward to bills being introduced and then discussed by the members of the Congress, not selected bills being prevented from even coming to the floor, as Democrats have done since becoming the majority. They have prevented discussions on, among other things, the bill introduced by Republicans that could have prevented this current credit meltdown with its requirement that both of the government-sponsored entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, must follow good accounting practices and maintain adequate reserves for all of the loans that they purchased.

You understand that Democrats cause inflation because this is a way to increase taxes without changing rates, and that this causes great hardships for those who are retired and living on a fixed income.

You understand that government is a parasite that produces no goods, It simply takes, and may redistribute, but much of the redistribution is given to those who are hired by the government, not to those in need.

Charles J. Lingo


Pay cut

To the editor:

The country is in deep financial trouble. There are people taking cuts in pay to keep their jobs, and others are losing their jobs. Why isn’t Congress taking a cut in pay?

Edward J. Finley


A little background

To the editor:

Perhaps Debra Chevez-Spraul (Saturday letter) forgets that the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005 never became law because it never got put to a vote by the Senate then controlled by Sen. John McCain’s Republican Party.

As to his having been a co-sponsor of this legislation, he announced his co-sponsorship on May 25, 2006, 16 months after the bill was introduced.

Marshall Strange


Totally unqualified

To the editor:

Sen. Barack Obama comes across as arrogant, condescending, smug and anything but likable. Many persons find repugnant his audacious pretensions to an office for which he is massively unqualified.

He glibly recites the problems of the world and immodestly implies he is uniquely qualified to solve them when, in fact, he has a track record of achieving exactly nothing. The gap between his lofty rhetoric and his meager record is colossal, a classic case of style over substance, and his positions on major issues change daily. I’m not sure who he is appealing to, but it isn’t me.

His allies, mostly America haters, include radical terrorists, raving-mad pastors, the super-rich far left, foreigners with mounds of money, ACORN and our politically poisoned media. Although he is relatively new to Congress, he is an earmark junkie who fits right in with its endemic corruption.

Although his election would cost all Americans dearly, it is ironic that the 18- to 24-year-old set, who adore him, over time would end up paying the highest price for his divisive vision of radical socialism.

Does the current stock market meltdown presage this possibility?

Fred Charette


Where do they stand?

To the editor:

Why should anyone in the 3rd Congressional District vote for either one of these so-called candidates? When you watch the television ads for Republican Rep. Jon Porter and Democratic state Sen. Dina Titus, the only thing we learn is that neither one is worthy of our vote.

Where do they stand on the issues at hand (the bailout, the global economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Social Security, health care, etc.).

Rep. Porter and Sen. Titus: Why do we vote for you?

Tom Anton


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