Letters to Editor, Monterey Herald, January 31, 2023

It baffles me that there is so much fuss about Rep. George Santos and his total disregard of facts and reality. Political commentators and late-night comics are having a field day exposing his extraordinary record of fabrication and deception. Tellingly, this comes shortly after the reign of Donald Trump, the psychotic ex-president with a remarkable record of telling lies, with thousands documented before, during and after his presidency. Telling the truth is a trait Mr. Trump and his minions have absolutely no respect for. That matters little to the tens of millions of Americans who still believe him to be their political leader and savior. George Santos is not a surprise but rather is an inevitable result of the blurring of falsity and fact in post-truth America today.

–Arlen Grossman, Del Rey Oaks

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