Is it too much to ask that the letters you opt to run adduce some real-world supporting facts/data? In that light, Charles E. Hubbard’s “Three years later, nothing on Trump” (Nov. 7) could use some further review — going forward — something more substantial than his fact-free screed might better edify and refresh your readers.

“The people,” he writes, “will show how tired of [critiques of President Trump] they are come elections.” Oops. On Nov. 5, voters in Kentucky and Virginia tilted markedly bluer than usual. In the latter, even the GOP’s own Dan Scandling observes “Virginia has been trending this way ... add in the anti-Trump phenomenon [and] it was only a matter of time” before the normally purple Old Dominion waxed bright blue.

Fellow Republican Brett Kavanaugh deems public lying an impeachable offense. According to the Washington Post and the Toronto Star, Mr. Trump has racked up many thousands of documented “tall tales.” By Justice Kavanaugh’s own standard, for that alone, Trump needs to be impeached, convicted, and inducted into the Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, George “weapons of mass destruction” Bush hall of shame.

Not to mention Trump’s glaring emoluments. His John Hancock on checks to cover election-warping hush monies. Myriad obstruction of justice. Collusion (behind closed doors in Finland, if nothing else) with Vladimir Putin. Refusal to foil Putin’s cyber-invasions of our homeland. Ukrainegate. And much, much more.

Hubbard’s claim that “we, the people” and our reps have “nothing on” Trump makes about as much sense as insisting that the Nationals have no talent for playing baseball.

In a party that claims the “right” to tout “alternative facts” (i.e., misinformation) as gospel, Hubbard looms all too typical. Granted, it behooves The News-Post to print some opinion from the right. But let’s be fair. That is, let’s look for one standard across the board: whether blue or red, no factual basis, no right to see the light of day in print. Period.

John McQueen

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threecents

The problem with this LTE is the author failed to recognize that we are now in the Trump/Conway Post-Truth/Alternate Fact era.

Dwasserba

"Is it too much to ask that the letters you opt to run adduce some real-world supporting facts/data?" Yes. They're opinion that results in a mega slew of hits/comments. This is a business, after all.

Obadiah Plainsmen

There is "one standard across the board" in the newspaper industry, it's called the "Trump Bump". Whether it's factual or not is not the primary concern for the opinion page of newspapers. Concerning the FNP all the LTE needs to include is the name Donald JOHN Tump or Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and the LTE will printed and read by thousands and with the digital edition hundreds will leave their comments. Mr Hubbards LTE had over 100+comments before the FNP said the hell with free speech and disabled all comments. Mr. McQueen your letter might reach that threshold of comments before the FNP steps in, I'm hoping they will leave the free speech light shinning because democracy dies when the comments are disabled. However the $$$$ will continue to grow and thrive.

DickD

Have you ever asked yourself why, OP?

Obadiah Plainsmen

Yes, Americans are predictable, they love a winner and they love to hate the winner. They will read and comment more when they express their hate for the winner. It's a win/win for the media.

jsklinelga

Op

I responded to one "off the wall" comment then saw a stream of others that I did not read. Why bother? It is the same old trite verbiage by the same old names. A sense of desperation is making there comments even more fanatical and more far fetched.

hayduke2

Some might see the sense of desperation coming from the same old trite verbage and same old names that try to justify everything this president does as valid. Can you address the lies and mistruths, the adultry and paying of porn stars, using veterans fund raising money for his own gains ( his portrait no less ), name calling and denigrating duly elected officials, cabinet choices that are the epitome of the "swamp" or incompetent, nominating judges the American Bar Assoc deems unfit, the nepotism, separating children from parents at the border, and on and on. Talk about far fetched.

Thewheelone

Exactly, hayduke. How about it forever Trumpers?

MD1756

I don't like Trump, but I've got to ask...What was your position on Bill Clinton's draft dodging status (drafted but did not serve), or his fooling around in the Oval Office and then lying about it under oath? I didn't like Clinton initially for his draft dodging, but then came to dislike him as President for a number of reasons (even if I agreed with some of his policies).

awteam2000

It’s true audiences stay toned to tragedies and Trump is one tragic subject, more then the media could have ever thought. All media outlets are loving it, from social to print. No doubt, “he sells papers.”

public-redux

Trump is sort of a “man bites dog” kind of guy. Day after day.

public-redux

[thumbup] for the all-caps middle name of our president. Very respectful.

Obadiah Plainsmen

Shall I not show the same respect as was given to our former president, Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

public-redux

Aren’t you?

Thewheelone

Conspiracy? Cover up, Obadiah? Tim May? Please tell us what is on your mind about Obama's middle name.

Obadiah Plainsmen

Americans are predictable, type the word "HUSSEIN" and the answer you get is Conspiracy, Coverup Obadiah? Tim May?????? I must ask you Wheelone what is a Tim May? In reality HUSSEIN means Good, Handsome, Beautiful. As for JOHN means "YAHWEH is gracious" Next time I shall write Barack Good, Handsome Beautiful Obama and Donald YAHWEH is gracious Trump.

public-redux

wheel, Obadiah has adopted the convention of writing the president’s middle name in all caps because it is a sign of deep respect for the president. This custom is relatively recent, started in 2008 or maybe 2007, and appears to have been crowd-sourced. The original impetus may have been the frequently used “W” for Bush fils. Then “HUSSEIN” for Obama by people who revered him. And now Donald JOHN Trump. However, I have noticed that JOHN gets used a bit less frequently than HUSSEIN. I attribute that to deference to the sensibilities of the First Lady, given the colloquial definition of “john” and the president’s behaviors.

As far as I know, I’m the first person to regularly write JOHN on these boards and Obadiah has recently joined me in honoring the president and I’m pleased that he agrees with me that the FLOTUS need not be coddled.

olefool

While looking for the truth that the right wing Trump trolls claim in these comments I am reminded that the non-existent and the undetectable look very much alike.

public-redux

“the non-existent and the undetectable look very much alike.”

Like invisible identical twins.

StrengthofLiberty

The word you are looking for is - curate. Tyranny censors. Justice, fairness - curates. Is that from Saul Alinsky? Morris Berman? Or, Edward Snowden? Remember him? That fact of him, or allegations of him. Is it fair to be curious as to the high level government attacks, and how they coincide with - Snowden the hero [left] traitor [right]. Is it right [as in direction] to be curious as to the status of his being extradicted back to the United States to, clear his name [left], or face the rule of law [right] or justice [left, left-right].

But it is to the nature of our nations' interncine dialog that is of opinion by the writer. Fairness, I think he calls it. Or is it - fake ... Or is it - Biden, good, Trump, evil? The future depends on the quality of the information you are capable of paying for ... Factlessness ... an absence of history ... tell me - what kind of poverty is that? Curated perhaps. What d'ya reckon comrade? BTW - I wrote the first sentence, as I wrote this the other day: Our nations rivers are flooded by see, and by say.

jsklinelga

Wow!!! Kentucky tilted blue? An extremely disliked Governor almost won off Trump's coattails Republicans swept the remaining ballot.

The Washington Post is cited as a source impugning someone's honesty? As a respected "no spin" pundit quipped yesterday" If the Washington Post printed it I don't believe it."

What I find most remarkable in this deliberate attempt to overturn the 2016 election is the outlandish hypocrisy and blatant dishonesty of the left. Joe Biden didn't know his son Hunter was involved with Burisma and was starting to be investigated (as State Department warning memos uncovered confirmed) when the most blatant quid pro quo occurred . And Biden bragged about it.Outlandish.

It is an abuse of power for a President to recall an Ambassador that openly disparages not only the President but the newly elected President of the country they serve. Incredible.

And to think we cannot ask a foreign government to investigate a US citizen we suspect of criminal activity is just par for the course fact twisting reflective of the new left and tabloids like the Washington Post.

Brookhawk

I'm sorry you don't see a problem with a sitting president withholding aid that has been approved to a country unless that country helps him get dirt on a political rival based on a theory that has already been debunked. "We" didn't suspect the Bidens of criminal activity - Trump did. Biden worked to get a corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor fired because he DIDN'T investigate corruption as he was supposed to, not to keep him from investigating.

jsklinelga

Brookhawk

I fear, from my perspective, you have fallen victim to the old adage:"hook, line and sinker"

terryandkenny

I know, right? On what planet..🤣

phydeaux994

jsk, you’re telling someone else “hook, line and sinker”....??? You, the fanatical supporter of the man of 14,000 LIES. 😂🤣🤡🤪🥳 That is HILARIOUS. 😹

jsklinelga

phydeaux

14000 lies?? The irony of that is that is a lie. For curiosity's sake I looked up Trump's lies. The Trump lie scorecard lists items such as "climate change is a complex subject and we are never going to know what the exact causes are." I would count that as exact truth but you would say it is a lie. So your constant rants and "lemming" like blind following of false narratives falls on deaf ears.

awteam2000

Actually Trump’s lie-meter was reported to be 13,435 as of October 19th, reported by Politico. Or as you euphemistically put it responses to “complex subjects”.

phydeaux994

jsk, why do you support Trump? What has he done to make America Great Again? Have you heard him talk about his plans for America for the next year? What has he done for Frederick County since 1/20/2017? Do you believe that he is innocent of all charges? Do you believe that there is a “Deep State Conspiracy” by hundreds of people, foreign and domestic, who are trying to “take him down” like the Republicans tried to do to President Obama? Say something realistic for a change jsk. At least try!!

Dwasserba

[thumbup]Brookhawk accurate

Dwasserba

"And to think we cannot ask a foreign government to investigate a US citizen..." !!!%$^^/=%:;!!!¿€£!!???!!

threecents

It's OK if the US citizen is someone running for president and happens to be the major rival of the person asking for the investigation. That wouldn't be anything like election tampering, the thing Trump has been accused of for years. And it's fine if someone has his private lawyer conduction foreign policy. Why would anyone object to that?

awteam2000

JSK, Facts matter - It’s been well documented that Joe Biden’s demand to have the Ukraine head prosecutor removed from office had nothing to do with Hunter Biden. The Burisma investigation concluded in 2014 (the year Hunter joined the board) and wasn’t under investigation when Shokin was dismissed in 2016 for his corruption. Everyone in the Western community wanted the Ukrainian prosecutor removed from office. The whole G-7, the IMF, the EBRD, everybody was united that Shokin must go, and the spokesman for this was Joe Biden. As well as the Ukrainian people wanted Shokin gone and demonstrated for his removal around the time of Biden’s threat. Shortly after that demonstration, Shokin was dismissed.

The whole Biden-Ukraine conspiracy was drummed up by Giuliani.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/23/20879611/joe-biden-hunter-biden-ukraine-corruption-prosecutor-burisma-donald-trump-whistleblower-complaint

hayduke2

Just sad jsk. It is especially sad that you can't see the irony in your "hook,line and sinker" comment.

awteam2000

If Trump is worried about corruption, he should focus on cleaning up his own corruption. Trump University 25 million dollar settlement for fraud, Trump nonprofit organization 2 million dollar settlement for misuse of charitable funds, payoffs to hide affairs not declared as donations. The list goes on. And where are his tax returns?

DickD

" What I find most remarkable in this deliberate attempt to overturn the 2016 election is the outlandish hypocrisy and blatant dishonesty of the left. Joe Biden didn't know his son Hunter was involved with Burisma and was starting to be investigated (as State Department warning memos uncovered confirmed) when the most blatant quid pro quo occurred . And Biden bragged about it.Outlandish."Not overturn the election, Jim, remove from office for many reasons, the most recent one is asking a foreign government to lie about Biden's son, in return for not getting help to retain their sovereignty.  Now if you say that Biden's son got the job with Burisma, because his last name was Biden, Hunter agrees with you.  But how different is that from saying my last name is Kline and our family has lived in Frederick County for five generations?  Clutch your bible if you must, Jim, but get realistic!Yes, a disliked Governor lost, AFTER TRUMP WENT TO KENTUCKY TO HELP.There was no quid pro quo for Hunter and you know it.  That is NOT true and calling it dishonesty is just more bible clutching.A POTUS can always call back an ambassador, it is the reason that the ambassador was called back that was wrong.You can ask a foreign government to do anything for you, but you can't tie it to almost $400 million of aid to help that country for your personal gain.

FarrellKeough

"Fellow Republican Brett Kavanaugh deems public lying an impeachable offense."

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor... Just one example...

threecents

Trump lies about 6.5 lies per day. Do you see the difference?

https://www.metro.us/president-trump/trump-lies-just-hit-3000

awteam2000

Farrell is struggling to defend Trump. I guess he’ll remind everyone that Bush said, “Mission accomplished”.

threecents

"Brownie's got this."

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