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Networks' filters keep electorate uninformed

Published: September 12, 2012

I watched both political conventions on C-SPAN — without the filter of the commentators and “talking heads,” both left and right. The contrast in the tone and tenor of each couldn't have been more stark. The Republican National Convention displayed a party of “grown-ups” — a party of industriousness, generosity, compassion, inclusion and independence. The Democratic National Convention displayed a party of anger, death, divisiveness, racism and dependence.

It was shameful that the major networks chose to broadcast only one hour per night. How can we have an informed electorate, capable of making responsible decisions in elections, if they aren't exposed to as much unfiltered information as possible?

B.A. Bauer, Oklahoma City