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Letter to the Editor: Has our national press died to protect Obama?

The First Amendment to our constitution protects the rights of free speech requiring a free press to seek out the truth from our government.

What really happened in Benghazi? Did Obama refuse to help our ambassador and the Navy Seals trying to protect him? Was the Obama justice department complicit in this cover up of a failed foreign policy by jailing the film maker of the anti-Muslim video? Does Obama just want to protect his ruse that the killing of bin Laden caused al-Qaida to wither away? Why did the government lie regarding when and what they knew about this planned terror attack? Will the president continue to stall until after the election while lying to the family members of the dead along with the rest of America?

The facts that are now being reported by a minority of select newscasts point to a horrible failure of the Obama administration to protect and defend the lives and interests of the USA. We lack substantial information because the press won't ask the real questions and instead of holding press conferences, Obama only offers information on comedic late night television or The View.

Where are the probing questions from our national broadcast media and major newspapers? Might this cover up prove more significant than Watergate? Remember, no one died then.

Is the national press, which was formed to seek out the truth and therefore help safeguard us from the government lies, dead? When did this death occur? When did the press change from fact and truth seeker to championing the election of candidates while hiding facts and truth? Do you believe the originally conceived press is now nonexistent? Have they died? I think so.

Which freedom do you want to lose next?

Richard Reiter

Incline Village



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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Oct 30, 2012 11:42AM Published Oct 30, 2012 11:41AM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.