Un-reporting an issue

To the editor:

Since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, the reporting of “fake news” has been a major topic of discussion in both print and electronic media.

A lot of stories reported what were found to be lies, or made-up stories have been presented as “factual news.” This topic has been discussed constantly before the inauguration and continues today.

A topic that should be talked about is the “un-reporting” of news by the press and electronic media. One such example of this is the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Before it was signed into law, all members of Congress had statistics from the Kaiser Foundation stating that 15 percent of Americans were uninsured. Even with this information, the Democrats passed it, since they had a majority in both houses. Eight-and-a-half years later, and billions more dollars spent and making a complete mess of the U.S. health care system, the amount of uninsured is the same — 15 percent.

Not one news outlet — print or electronic, Democrat or Republican has spoken about this report. As of today, the Republicans have the majority in both houses and a large number were in office when this became law. They have seen the effects on the American citizens, yet they are dragging their feet in repealing Obamacare.

This is one example and it is not just happening on the federal level. It is occurring at every level of government, even local, employees of the people who, in most cases, were voted into office.

This un-reporting is deceitful, malicious and shows the lack of credibility of the media that practice this. Our news outlets have been manipulated by such person’s given authority; reporters become glorified stenographers (Rush Limbaugh) and propagandists for them.

Merica Petrella