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Vancouver Sun
February 20
A 15 (letter to the editor)
Young people disillusioned with traditional reporting

Re: The satirist as shaper of political opinion, Arts & Life, Alex Strachan, Feb. 19

Alex Strachan concludes his column with the statement, “In a democracy that relies on informed citizens to make reasoned choices at the ballot box, the idea that TV satirists wield more influence than traditional political reporters suddenly seems surreal, even dangerous.”

Mr. Strachan seems to miss the point that young people are turning to shows like The Daily Show because they can no longer stomach the non-stop diet of regurgitated lies offered up by “traditional political reporters,” who don’t have the spine to cut through the spin and the BS and get to the truth.

Brian Godzilla Salmi

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