Presidential election discourse is disgusting | BILL KRAMMER

The discourse and actions of this presidential election are disgusting. One candidate uses rude language unbecoming of a nominee. The other nominee is untrustworthy — involved in scandals, corruption and lying. Compounding the political process are the media (ABC, NBC, CBS) and press (most newspapers including The New York Times, Washington Post and our Des Moines Register) that I feel are unfairly biased in favor of progressives.

I have been a careful observer of biases in reporting for many years and have concluded that the most subtle form is unfavorable news not reported thereby protecting a candidate or administration from harm. With the advent of cable TV networks, it is much easier to detect biased omissions.

I am a non-Trump moderate conservative and only hope that the eagerness to elect the first female president does not trump our need to observe our laws, avoid more sleaze and elevate our moral standards.

If Theodore White were still writing books about presidential elections, perhaps he would find this one not admirable. He might even be inclined to suggest “neither of the above” as another choice on the election ballot in light of the nominees. And this election even has a ways yet to go. How shameful!

— Bill Kramer, Urbandale