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Tallying the letters

The editor’s column last Saturday reminded me that, as I read the letters of the week of June 21, I noticed that the hate-Bush letters numbered 12, while the pro-Bush letters totaled 10. Usually the hate-Bush letters far outnumber the pro-Bush letters.

The week of June 28 brought the numbers back to normal. The hate-Bush letters were 35 to the pro-Bush letters’ 15 for the two-week period. One would think that The Union readers were mostly Democrats. I believe that the Republicans are still in the majority of registered voters.

I measured the square inches of paper required to print the letters, not counting the heading or author. The hate-Bush letters took up 314.14 square inches to the pro-Bush letters’ 114.77 square inches.

The Union relies on news services such as the Associated Press. This news service is notably liberal and slants the news for the Democrats. Occasionally The Union prints an item from another paper. One item appeared in The Union recently came from the Los Angeles Times which is about as left-wing as there is.

Ed Johnson

Alta Sierra

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