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The latest fact-checking article on Trump's comments (March 4) reminded me of the tattletale in elementary school who always wanted to have something on somebody:

"Teacher, Donald said the unemployment rate was 4 percent, and it's really only 3.7 percent. That makes him a liar!"

Seriously? He rounded up from 3.7 to 4, so he should be put in the corner for telling tales?

"Teacher, Donald said he got 306 electoral votes and he really only got 304! He's lying!"

Here again, really? The “fact-checkers” think this tidbit is newsworthy? Ridiculous. He was off by two votes. Wow.

Yes, Trump exaggerates and fumbles the facts sometimes. Which elected official doesn't? He may be more hyperbolic than some, and he may be clumsy with some details, but I find the whole concept of continual fact-checking articles offensive. I don't remember The Gazette doing this with Obama (Yes, he did exaggerate and mislead — “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan” comes to mind).

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The paper has many discerning readers. Give us unbiased articles (except on the opinion page), and we can decide what we think is true or false, exaggerated or misleading. We don't need tattletales who nitpick about silly things to think for us.

Susan Lyons

Billings

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