Duty under siege

Re: "Duty under siege"
By Tim Rutten
Regarding Media
L.A. Times Calendar section
November 12, 2005

Tim Rutten's defense of journalists is one thing. However, when responsible journalists are overcome by irresponsible partisanship and arrogance, it is a matter of deep public concern.

I am gravely concerned -- and surely many Americans are troubled -- by the blind political aggression of radical Democrats and biased media toward President Bush, his administration and congressional Republicans, particularly when our national security, our economy and our future are at stake.

Unfortunately for us, the circumstances surrounding the conflict in Iraq and the war on terror are the political weapons of mass deception being heaped upon voters for the sole purpose of demonizing President Bush in preparation for Democrats to take back control of the presidency and Congress.

That is simply unconscionable. And that is why we should have nonpartisan elections and government, and more democracy. The whole truth is the unwritten law of a free people's expectations from their institutions, including the press.

Daniel B. Jeffs, founder