Single news outlet is dangerous
School kids are taught that a successful democracy is dependent on an informed electorate. After all, how can voters make intelligent decisions about candidates and issues when they don't know or have been misled about the facts?

In recent years, it has become apparent that all too many voters rely primarily on just a single news outlet and a single radio commentator for their information. This phenomenon is a dangerous one.

Here are some facts you've not heard about if you are on of those who rely on getting their "news" from the Fox/Rush Limbaugh crowd:

On Job Growth: During the eight years G.W. Bush was in office, his economy created 1.1 million private sector jobs. In the six years of the Obama administration, his economy has created 8.7 million.

On Obamacare as a job killer: Since the enactment of the ACA, the economy has experienced 48 straight months of job growth, the longest run of positive growth in our history.

On Boehner suing Obama for taking too many executive actions: All presidents take executive actions during times of congressional inaction. Teddy Roosevelt took 1,081 such actions; Eisenhower, 484; Ronald Reagan, 381; George W. Bush, 291. To date, President Obama has taken 182 executive actions.

There are other news outlets. Only the naive believe the Fox claim that they are "fair and balanced". They are neither. And this may come as a shock to many, but Limbaugh is an entertainer. He doesn't report news. He distorts it.

Bob Thigpen

St. Simons Island



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