Nov. 23: Letters to the editor

Gratitude to hard-working journalists

Thanksgiving is around the corner and what better time to express gratitude to our hard-working reporters. Is it surprising that our founders identified freedom of the press as the very first amendment? It is America’s free and independent press that provides a sharp contrast to programmed state news agencies in Russia, China and other autocratic regimes that program the messages and suppress information. Our reporters deserve praise not condemnation for their efforts to bring us the news. It is our job as readers and viewers to discern bias or misinformation. The free press has never been more important to our nation. Gratitude this Thanksgiving to our hard-working journalists!

Jerry Brand

Rancho Santa Fe