Letters to the Editor

Beyond media hype

Media bias comes into focus when you consider Marco Rubio, Ben Carson and Hillary Clinton.

The so-called scandal regarding Rubio’s credit cards is media spin. He used a business card for personal purchases and made timely repayments. I once had a company credit card. Upon issuing it, they said if I used it for personal purposes I should make the appropriate repayment. Rubio did nothing that is not relatively common in business.

Carson wrote a biography based on 50-year-old recollections. Some 45 years ago, I met President Nixon coming out of the Cincinnati Club in Washington D.C., and we talked for about 20 minutes. I could not tell you what day it was — not even the precise year. I cannot prove that meeting, but I have mentioned it on many occasions in the ensuing years.

Compare these nonscandals to coverage of Clinton. Her testimony before Congress revealed official lies, yet the predominant media response was high praise. The reason these trumped-up media charges backfire is that the American public believes in fairness and can see through media hype.

Larry Horist, Boca Raton