Unequal Treatment

Sep 21, 2016

To the Editor:

Violating the public trust versus offensive language rhetoric. National security breaches versus corporate bankruptcies. Felony investigations versus civil law suits. Bad decisions resulting in American deaths versus bad decisions in statements resulting in embarrassing press.

Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to run for the presidency, at least since Lyndon Johnson. Donald Trump is an inept politician whose ego is insatiable. He’s accused of immorally using a political and crony capitalistic system to his advantage and making billions. Whom should we admire more, Trump for using this system or Clinton for the quid pro quo use of her state department status for personal benefit? Houdini Hillary has routinely escaped justice from these and other felonious acts.

The press and television media are charged with vetting the candidates. They have made a mockery of their watchdog status in their unabashed slant for Hillary, even with the recent revelation of her shady dealings through the Clinton Foundation, while disparaging Trump in his war with political correctness and his poor judgment in word usage.

This media tactic has all but failed, with the electorate moving in Trump’s direction and probably because of it. It’s about time the media got out of the coaching business and vetted both candidates equally. Then they should stand back and trust the American people to get it right on their own.

James M. Spickard

Little Egg Harbor

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