Letter: Columnist adds fuel to fire in society of disconnect

To the editor:

This is in regards to a column in the Daily Journal by Brian Howey (“‘Enemy of the people’ helps uncover lies,” Feb. 1).

Mr. Howey speaks of President Trump constantly calling the media “fake news” and ranting and raving about other things he is unhappy about. You do not hear from Mr. Howey about how we are living in times where the citizens of America are being lied to on a daily basis by government and all connected with it, state representatives, mayors, etc., everyone of whom are supposed to help protect the people of America and its constitution and are being caught in lies constantly. It’s sad that the lying starts at the top and trickles down. Our political parties, our news media, our biased actors in Hollywood and so on.

They are running contests to see who can lie and distort the truth the most and the best. No one wants to help the truth of how it really happened; they want to stretch and distort the truth to see how many people they can get to believe their version of events. They think the average individuals in America are stupid and don’t have enough sense to be able to know the difference about anything going on around them. The sad part about all of this is it pits everybody against everybody, and it doesn’t look as though it is getting better anytime soon.

It is shame Mr. Howey feels he has to join a group of people that think his fellow Americans have to be told how to live, what to think and what to believe because they are too stupid to know the difference.

It would be a good thing if the truthful facts could be presented as they really happened and it was left up to Americans to reach their own decisions. This will never happen because our society has become one of disconnect with everyone about everything. Thank you, Mr. Howey, for your contribution in adding fuel to the fire.

Michael Burdine