Reliable sources,” your Nov. 5 Sunday LNP editorial, displayed the arrogance of a media outlet confident it has found a splinter in the eyes of its readership: We just don’t trust mainstream outlets enough.

You framed the ever-present problem of media distortion and misinformation (“Remember the Maine” or Gulf of Tonkin, anyone?) by a case of media distortion and misinformation in which you have participated: unending hype about how the Russians interfered in our election. One version of this canard after another is run up the flag pole. Each gets shot down by the alternative press, but the mainstream media keeps manufacturing new ones without ever identifying why the prior versions failed.

Please, do you take us for idiots? Don’t you think we can see the elephant in the room even though you never mention it? The “reliable sources” you are selling did not tell us the truth about any of the crisis points in our world: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, North Korea. Alternative media sources — the kind you look down on — did tell us the truth.

Your editorial proclaims LNP’s readiness to “help (us) navigate the incessant bombardment” by unreliable sources. Problem is, on global matters you are an integral part of that bombardment.

Berry Friesen

Manheim Township

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