Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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More productivity would help working class

Regarding "Ill-informed voters hurt all of us" (Your Views, Dec. 30):

The letter writer proclaims that the "white working class" voted against itself in the last election because it is "ill-informed," suggesting that a vote for Hillary Clinton would have provided them with federal entitlements of greater value then the federal taxes they would pay on their increased productivity occasioned by more, better-paying work in an expanding economy.

On the contrary. Your reader should be thankful for the "ill- informed" white working class whose increased productivity is necessary to pay for the government benefits the "informed" believe they are entitled to.

Anthony La Spada

River Vale

Media needed now more than ever

There is considerable anxiety regarding the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald Trump as our nation's 45th president.

One thing already evident is that Trump and his soon-to-be administration have incorporated their version of George Orwell's "newspeak" in how they address the American public.

"Newspeak," which is a concept coined by George Orwell in his novel "1984, " refers to a language used by those in power that is designed to confuse the public's understanding of government policies and actions and to diminish the range of thought.

Therefore, it is incumbent upon the press to remain vigilant and to fulfill its essential role of imparting news and commentary of interest to keep the public informed.

Arnold Korotkin

Little Falls, Jan. 1

See too much bias against GOP

Regarding "Our editorial credo" (Opinion, Jan. 1):

Your credo, in my view, lacks integrity. In my opinion, your paper favors one party more than the other. You constantly lambaste and ridicule Republicans and conservatives, but heap praise and filter non-favorable information on Democrats and liberals.

It is kind of disheartening to think that our press has lowered its journalistic standards so much. I am still holding out hope that you realize that you have a fiduciary responsibility to report the news and not manufacture it to suit your needs or agenda.

Bob Goodwin

Ringwood, Jan. 1

Partisan politics alive and well in Wyckoff

Regarding "Wyckoff committee bucks tradition" (Page L-6, Jan. …

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