Letter: Hear all sides

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  • libs think what??? Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2017 8:39 a.m.

    and why wasn't clinton charged criminally? isn't sexual harrassment a crime? isn't perjury a crime? isn't obstruction of justice a crime? isn't subjorning (sp??) perjury a crime?

    nixon tried to protect friends and associates, clinton tried to protect himself.

    Your comment seems to excuse clinton's sexual crimes. Is that really what you intend?

    you are correct, and are reiterating what I said. nixon and trump protecting those around them who may or may not have commited crimes; clinton protected himself for commiting crimes.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    June 17, 2017 8:13 p.m.

    @libs think what???: "nixon was not involved in the actual crime- the burglary - but handled it poorly."

    Nixon was not involved in the initial break-in and bugging. He was very directly involved in multiple points of obstruction, which were very, very much criminal.

    And remember that "Deep Throat" was W. Mark Felt, associate director of the FBI.

    "Clinton WAS involved in the actual crimes -sexaul harrassment- and attempted to cover it up, lying to a judge..."

    Clinton was sued for sexual harassment - not criminally charged - and during the case lied under oath about his affair with Lewinsky.

    He was impeached for perjury and obstruction in a personal matter, not criminal. He didn't fire investigators, didn't try to get any government agency to lie for him.

    And never forget that Gingrich, who zealously lead the impeachment proceedings, was also having an affair with a staffer.

    It seems, when looking at the facts, the Trump situation is far closer to - though potentially much worse - Nixon than it is to Clinton.

  • libs think what??? Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2017 8:49 a.m.

    monikagate should have brought down a president, but nixon had more integrity than clinton. nixon was not involved in the actual crime- the burglary - but handled it poorly. clinton WAS involved in the actual crimes -sexaul harrassment- and attempted to cover it up, lying to a judge and trying to get others to do the same.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    June 16, 2017 3:40 p.m.

    @Mike Richards: "...it has taught us that we cannot trust any mention of "anonymous sources" or any news story that cites "anonymous sources."

    Brought down a president.
    And "Deep Throat" was about as anonymous as it gets.

    Unless you're trying to say Watergate was "fake news."

    Current events seem to be mirroring the Nixon situation.

    And sources can be anonymous because they are "fake," but are much more likely to be anonymous for personal safety.

    I was recently interviewed for an article about being transgender in the workplace. I was offered anonymity, used my real name. Two others interviewed did remain anonymous, both because of fear about workplace retaliation.

    If I worked in the Trump White House - or any other part of the Executive - and I needed to make sure illegal or unethical acts were revealed I'd most likely be anonymous, too.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    June 16, 2017 2:46 p.m.

    In most cases, we know nothing about the reporter who wrote a "news" story picked up by AP. We don't know if he can be trusted. We don't know if he even cross checked his sources. All we know is that AP picked up the story and that the local media filled their empty pages with those stories.

    I choose to not take as fact anything that I can't verify, especially anything citing "anonymous" sources in any level of government. If the Comey fiasco has taught us anything, it has taught us that we cannot trust any mention of "anonymous sources" or any news story that cites "anonymous sources".

  • Confused Sandy, UT
    June 16, 2017 12:50 p.m.

    You do know that with that same bias rating you sited (about AP)... That FoxNews is slightly right of the spectrum and stations such as NBC, CBS and ABC are slightly left of the spectrum.

    Too many liberals thinks that if it came from Fox News, then it must be far right....

    The shows they use the most to demonstrate "Faux News" is the commentary shows (which is suppose to be biased by their very nature) like Hannity, etc...

    I do agree that people should A) do their own research and B) get all sides to the issue... Then they can have a better informed opinion.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 16, 2017 11:33 a.m.

    Actually Bryan, if the newspapers dropped AP, they'd have few other options for national reporting. It's either select the obvious bias from the AP, or leave most of your pages blank.

    you are correct, however, that one should not limit themselves to one side or the other. In fact you sound like you've been watching Fox News, where they used to say "we report, you decide". Of course, I don't know if they still say that as I have not watched them for about 5 years. I generally just troll this paper or the yahoo news feed.

    funny, though, the left's favorite arguments are "FAUX NEWS!", or "AM RADIO" as if that proves their point about anything. I sometimes think they are not imaginative enough to realize people can come to opinions contrary to their own without being led by biased media.

    the former is a contraction of "you are", the latter is the possessive form of "you"

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 16, 2017 9:26 a.m.

    Totally reasonable, are you sure your conservative?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 15, 2017 4:44 p.m.

    Careful Bryan. You sound like you are reasonable and make informed decisions. They might kick you out of South Jordan