To the Editor:
Do you wonder why Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls? It's not because he would make such a terrific president. It's because for the first time there is a candidate who isn't afraid to say what most everyone is thinking. The American people have been lied to and BSed for so long that we are drawn to the "refreshing honesty" (however tasteless) like moths to a flame.
The fact of the matter is that he is a shrewd businessman who knows his way around the dollars and cents troubles that we are in. He is also a showman who knows that the more noise he makes the more attention he gets, and negative attention is better than no attention. He has, over the years, bought enough politicians to know that every vote cast for him in the primary is a vote taken away from a valid Republican candidate, therefore paving the way for someone else (perhaps someone from his wedding guest list). He is a billionaire — a smart and ruthless money-maker who always has a personal agenda. And, might I add, the Laconia Daily Sun is doing a fine job feeding into him.
First, when reporting on the Trump rally held in The Weirs, it was said that the event opened with Mr. Trump commenting on the subject of his opponents when in actuality the evening opened with him addressing the media. He looked directly at them and told us that they would report exactly what they wanted. That the media had censored and manipulated his comments to sound differently than they were intended. He was right. Not one word was mentioned about the challenge made by a Blue Star mother, or his response to the like. The Sun isn't alone in this as WBIN, WMUR, CNN, as well as the Union Leader, the Citizen and the Boston Herald were all there and all fell short.
Secondly, Mr. Trump repeatedly speaks of how he is not taking donations to his campaign. This way he will not be obligated to any special interest group the way other politicians are, all the way down to local officials.
Now, I'm not saying this is how it all happened ... nor am I accusing anyone of anything ... but ... it sure looks fishy to the average Joe when the very man who cast the deciding vote on the Lakeport Landing sale smears a huge story about the possible "special interest group" all over the front page of his newspaper. Just sayin', in the very narrow eyes of a very narrow-minded New England community it doesn't look good. It looks like the city is taking yet another opportunity to throw salt into a wound ... a wound that they just won't let heal. By having a mayor that plays a dual role as editor of the local free paper what you end up with is the government controlling the media, once again proving Mr. Trump right, allowing him to gain more momentum which in turn serves his agenda to pave the way for a candidate that he probably already owns.