In your Sept. 8 editorial, you criticized President Obama for his statement: "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build that." Of course, like so many others, you conveniently left off the first sentence (and others) drastically altering the very clear meaning of the comment. While no one expects political partisans to be fair in their use of quotes, we should be able to expect more honesty of our newspaper editors. (And, sadly, much of the mainstream media has also frequently repeated the quote without context.)
So, are you honestly suggesting that the restaurant owners and steelworkers to whom you alluded in your piece personally built the water, sewer, and electrical systems they use, as well as the roads their customers use to get there? I suspect not.
Surely, there are plenty of real issues with which to criticize the president about. It is beneath you (perhaps) to help manufacture phony ones like this.
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