Duane Mooring | Why Facts Are More Important for the President than Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

Facts are more important for the president of the United States than for us writers of letters to the editor. Re: Bob Comer letter, Sept. 11:

President Trump tweeted that Google was biased against him. He stated that the North Korea problem was solved, he claimed that the popular vote was won by Hillary Clinton because of voter fraud, and so on, ad nauseum.

These claims and statements are not supported by any evidence, data or expert opinion. We writers to The Signal say silly things sometimes – just our opinions. I sometimes laugh, sometimes cry over our collective ignorance.

But, when I hear from the president of the United States, I expect more. The president of the United States has more resources at his disposal than any human being on the planet and yet, he wakes up at 3 a.m. and tweets out a ludicrous statement to an audience that includes millions of citizens and more importantly, his staff.

The president’s administration is obligated to follow through on his ignorant statements and figure out how to act on, not act on, handle, spin – everything but ignore his silliness.

The president can’t be ignored.

Sure, Google may have bias, North Korea may be reforming, there might be voter fraud and there might be little green men threatening us from a hidden base behind the moon. If I say it, it’s a laugh. If the president of the United States says it, we must launch a deep space probe tipped with nuclear weapons to check out the back side of the moon.

Duane Mooring


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