Treatment not equal for Republicans, Democrats
he column on privacy by Gene Policinski published on the Yuma Sun Opinion page on Sept. 30 was so interesting I read it twice to ensure I understood its contents.
The threat to our privacy by new technology forces us to be aware of the serious threats to our private lives. Yet, I am reminded of the stark difference between Republican and Democratic political campaign activities we are subjected to.
For example, just about every kind of adverse information and detailed report on Republican politicians, including very detailed explanation or analysis pieces, are available in the mainstream media. If there were even an unpleasant event that occurred early in their childhood or early adulthood, we know every juicy bit of it, thanks to the media.
However, when it comes to Democratic politicians like President Obama, we are expected to blindly accept the realization that nothing adverse ever occurred. Even when it comes to adverse international incidents, there is no interest in documenting them for their readers to know. Even the question of how President Obama was able to visit Pakistan in 1981 when our State Department did not issue a visa has little interest by the media.
We have an administration that promised to be completely transparent distorting the facts surrounding adverse decisions without even a word by the media. It required a constant drumbeat by the citizenry over weeks before it very begrudgingly admitted attacks on our embassies this past Sept. 11 were in fact terrorist attacks and not protests against a video about Islam.