Newspaper shouldn’t politicize its headlines

Sir, today I read your front page article headlined as follows: “Trump: FBI, DOJ have ‘politicized’ probe in favor of Democrats.”

Immediately, I decided to read the actual article by Miller, Jalonick and Day which was released by the AP News Service.

The AP headlined this very same article as follows: Hotly Disputed Russia-Probe Memo Released Over FBI Protest.

Amazing what two different sets of headlines can suggest to the unsuspecting and indiscrimate reader. The AP headline was written by someone who still practices journalism as it was intended — to be a purveyor of news. Whereas the Leader-Herald headline was written by a politicized editor who forgot that his job is not to promote the Donald Trump agenda but to print the facts and let the reader decide.

Too often I have ignored your newspaper’s bias as a hopeless case, but when you start distorting the releases of other news organizations it became too much. Remember that old adage: you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. To quote James Comey, “American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up.” Sad that the Leader-Herald does not revere the truth as much as the distortions of the Donald Trump playbook. I look forward to the day when the Leader-Herald will choose to speak truth to power.

MARIANNE MILTON

Broadalbin