Please, no more free advertising for the president

To the editor:

For more than three years we have seen how the media — press, radio, television, etc. — has been giving free publicity to the candidate and now president, repeating his name and surname constantly. The free advertising provided during the election campaign is valued at more than $2 billion.

The president accuses the media in the most blatant, insulting and aggressive manner of being the number-one enemies of the American people. The aggression to the media is increasing, reaching extreme situations such as not allowing their presence or even expelling journalists from their press conferences or presentations of their Reality-Fake. This fanfare is extremely harmful to journalists in the United States and the world; perhaps we could relate to the horrible attack that the press suffered in Annapolis, Maryland, with the balance of five fatalities.

Attacks on the press are a cruel attack on the Constitution, freedom of expression and the right of every citizen to be well informed. The damage that is being done to the country in general and to the press in particular must stop immediately and definitively; if the Republicans do not dare and the Democrats cannot, perhaps the journalists themselves should do it. The media — press, radio, TV, etc. — should boycott the president’s name with absolute silence to everything he says, writes or does. In cases where there is no choice, they can use alternatives such as the president, the executive, the administration, etc.

Maybe it is not my place, but it would be advisable that the media pay more attention to the people, to the underpaid workers, to the families who cannot afford medical insurance, who cannot pay their rent as housing is becoming more expensive every day, take their children on vacation or send them to the university.

Please, for the sake of democracy, of our country, for our families and future generations, let us all join in the boycott; do not repeat the name or surname of the president. Please no more free publicity to the president.

Thank you,

Angel Luis Ponce de Leon

Lake Worth, Florida