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Letter: Reap what you sow

To the Editor:

So my letter that I wrote many weeks back was rejected by the Ledger for not sourcing some percentage numbers that I used in detailing that only 14 percent of Republicans trust our wonderful media. Only 30 percent of those precious independents do, too. I replied as a rebuttal to the ridiculous and laughable statements made by the Ledger opinion staff that our president was trying to kill off the fourth estate of newspaper journalism. Now many of you who have actually read my past opinions and have been educated by them know that I have used these same percentages of media distrust in a prior letter.

That was many months back as they were provided by a company called Gallup. They do polling. Well respected. That poll was from 2016. Before Trump the cad was elected our glorious leader. Well, a new poll on trust in the media is out (June) and this time from a company called Axios. Their new results. Now only 8 percent of Republicans have trust in that shinning beacon of fourth estate journalistic truth. Those precious, even-headed independents, just 21 percent trust them.

What does that say about our media? You know, the ones that vote overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates. (9 out of 10) Washington Post article states only 7 percent of journalists are even Republican. In my rejected unpublished letter, I mentioned this is why newspapers are going bankrupt. I quoted, you reap what you sow. What is sad and most revealing is the Ledger, and I’m guessing other publications too, don’t even know this most basic fact. Republicans and independents are shunning their products. Amazing. It's their business to know. Their industry. Their livelihood. Their all-important fourth estate.

You're probably asking why hasn’t any top-ranking journalist from any of the major networks covered this major topic? How can there be silence? I have always said the progressive ideology will never snitch on their own. It’s what they do. It’s their truth. Now imagine what they don’t tell you on immigration. Or gang crime. Or the questions they won’t ask like. What is the ideology of those horrible places that these poor humans are fleeing from? Who is doing all that gang violence and sexual assaults if it’s not the alt white tiki torch gangs?

So many more questions, so few real journalists to ask them.

Ryan Koppes

Oswego

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