For the past 25 years, I've written many letters to the editor in various newspapers and magazines around the country. Over the past few years, I've seen the policies of the news media take on a different standard, to where they come across as being publicly more for an issue than keeping neutral -- which makes them biased.
I never thought much about the bias that many newspaper editors and television stations have against people. I was naive to think that the news media as a whole would be objective and impartial, allowing both sides to be heard.
For months now, the TVnews and written word have glorified Barack Obama, showing proof positive that the news media are biased and one-sided; otherwise, they would have given McCain the same amount of publicity.
Further, the continuous attacks against the Bush administration and the recent personal attacks against Sarah Palin reinforce my opinion concerning the professionalism in journalism. The news agencies that pander to one side or the other have lost their credibility in my opinion. They can no longer claim that they are unbiased when reporting the news when they blatantly take sides.
The fact that many news outlets only report the negative issues in politics and ignore the positive tells me that they have their own personal agendas while keeping the whole truth from the American people.
Not being affiliated with either party, I can honestly say that people like me see that many in the news media can't be trusted to report the truth without distorting the facts.
In my humble opinion, you who are the perpetrators of said bias will eventually go out of business because you have lost your integrity, while those who report accurately and honestly will prosper.
We are watching and listening.
Gregory J. Topliff