Please let me respond to Trump backers like Kenneth W. Weigel of Edmonds regarding his letter to the editor (“Opinon page bias just meant to sell papers,” The Herald, Sept. 6).
His complaint that the Herald runs too many “hate Trump” articles is the typical whimper we get from Trump fans who don’t understand freedom of the press and the U.S. Constitution. In Russia, the press is required to run what Putin wants, true or not. In this country, when the president says, “windmills cause cancer” or “can we drop an atomic bomb on a hurricane?” or he imprisons infants and children in cages at the border, it is the job of the press to report it.
When the president lies (hourly), it is the job of the press to report it. If Trump’s actions, words, and tweets are moronic, the American people are entitled to know and The Herald has a responsibility to report it.
If Trump whiners don’t want to see real, actual reporting, they should watch Fox News and live in their bubble of lies. To suggest that The Herald should not report the crazy things that our incompetent president says and does would be counter to the Constitution that Trump took an oath to protect. If Mr. Weigel wants to move to Russia where they only print what their dictator wants, we should take up a collection and send him there. I would be happy to donate.