Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbles once said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

President Donald Trump is accused of telling four congresswomen to go back where they came from. But is this what he really said? In this instance, the State isn’t suppressing the truth, but the media, a.k.a. the mouthpiece of the Democratic Party. The actual quote before it was edited by the media of that now-infamous statement says otherwise. Here’s the actual quote: “Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came (and) then come back and show us how it is done.”

Not quite the same, is it?

Why should Trump take heed from someone unwilling or unable to address or resolve problems in her home district? As former House Speaker Tip O’Neill, D-Mass., said, “All politics is local.”

In light of the almost-psychotic hatred among Democrats and the media for all things Trump, should we be surprised? If the media are truly concerned with covering all the news, would we be witnessing such blatant disregard for truth? My suspicion is only if it fits their progressive, anti-Trump agenda. Lord help us should they succeed.

A free press has the obligation and responsibility to see that its coverage lacks bias and is true.

Darrell Anderson

Lake Nebagamon