The front-page article by Mr. Bump of the Washington Post (“The story about Elijah Cummings’s district that Trump isn’t interested in telling,” July 30) is a perfect example of the media today. The writer presents a biased view of the Trump-Cummings feud. The writer even contradicts himself in the last paragraph. He says there is no correlation between poverty level and shootings, yet notes the Chicago district with the most shootings in the nation has a high poverty rate.
Like many in the media today, Mr. Bump has thrown away the basic tenets of journalism: objectivity, verification and showing all sides of the story.
I’m sure most people from Baltimore are proud of their city, its history, Camden Yards, inner Harbor Science Center and more. Unfortunately, the crime rate, run-down areas and scandals by city officials had cast shadows over the city.
Democrats have run the city for half a century and even received federal funds over the years. Where did that money go? Maybe Rep. Cummings should answer that. As the saying goes, those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
Ed Waters Jr.