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I seldom agree with the “political bias” that permeates the Kirkland Reporter; however, the bias and hypocrisy on display in Michael Nelson’s letter, published in the May 16, 2014 issue, is astonishing. He takes the Reporter to task for publishing a previous letter-writer’s comments, portraying them as demonstrating bias. Then reveals his own bias by insisting that the Reporter refuse to publish any letter that does not satisfy his own bias.

Perhaps the pious Mr. Nelson should take a close look at the first amendment to Constitution he so vigorously defends, which guarantees the rights of the citizens of this country to freedom of speech. If Mr. Nelson is offended by another reader’s opinion, no one is forcing him to read it. I suspect he would feel right at home at one of the several universities who have “disinvited” commencement speakers whose opinions and world views may make some students uncomfortable – denying them the opportunity to hear opposing views and make up their own minds regarding the credibility of the speaker.

Mike Main, Kirkland

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