Dear Editor:

I recently watched the end of an NFL football game followed by some commentary. I don't watch much TV so I was shocked and scared at what I discovered. The commentary following the game had more in depth analysis and discussion than does the mainstream corporate "news" media in our culture.

I articulated my observation to my friend with whom I was watching, and he concurred. What has this country come to? An empire of illusion.

Fast forward to the debate. You have two candidates both bought and paid for by the same powerful multinational corporations. You have a debate brought to you by The Commission of Presidential Debates. Sounds like a harmless, non-partisan organization, right? Think again.

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