What’s news, and not
Lorraine Ali has hit the nail on the head [“Trump and the Media: Have We Crossed the Red Line?” Aug. 20]. For a long time now cable news shows have been anything but news. Opinions and pundits rule the airwaves with “news anchors” who usually lead the guests with questions that have preordained answers, thereby attempting to sway the audience to the agenda of the hosts and networks. Those of us old enough to remember Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite can at least hang on to our memories.
Congratulations to The Times for putting this piece front and center.
William Goldstein, composer