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THURSDAY'S LETTERS: FAS-FAX Circ Drop Related to Newspaper Bias?, Moyers' Special on Press and Iraq

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THURSDAY'S LETTERS: FAS-FAX Circ Drop Related to Newspaper Bias?, Moyers' Special on Press and Iraq

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In today's letters, readers react to news that the latest FAS-FAX report will show a continued decline in circulation for newspapers, others weigh in on Bill Moyers' report on the press' role in the leadup to the Iraq War.

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Latest Report to Show Declining Circulation

I enjoyed your article and found it to be very informative. However, you failed to mention one thing, most of these declining papers are left-leaning rags. It seems to coincide with viewership of MSNBC and CNN as compared to Fox News.

One day, these newspapers and cable news outlets will understand we are not all liberals, and we don't all agree with their views and opinions. Personally, I just want factual news with NO political slant at all.

Charles Hubbard

Who wants to read all the left-wing hate-America "All the news that's fit to invent" anymore? R. Zoppo

Do you suppose the drive-by media heads will ever figure out that the American people are just plain fed up with the lies and left-wing distortions being fed them?

I think we are issuing a collective "We don't believe you anymore and will not pay for the tripe you print!"

I consider the New York Times still to be the finest newspaper in the world but I cringe at the left wing editorial page and the stories of deceit by its publisher and editors. We are not all stupid, dumbed down products of the government schools turned into good little Marxists! L. K. Weber USN Retired

So circulation for most (not all) papers seems to be dropping. Has anybody looked at the mortality rate of their readers. I suspect that those people most use to getting and reading a daily paper are older in age and grew up reading print news. While not young, nor ancient, I grew up reading papers because that was where the information was. And what was available. That was then, now the information is on the internet, so who needs a paper? Papers tell me history ... what happened yesterday. The Internet tells me what is happening now -- or at least within the last few hours. Comics, movies, sports and sale ads are readily available via computer. And if I need local sales information the weekly throw aways that come in the mail are more than adequate. …

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