Letter: Shame on The Forum for printing the lies of Ben Shapiro that only drive our country further apart

Darrell Henson of West Fargo writes, "If it's a lie, it's not an opinion."

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I don't care if it's an opinion page or not, no reputable news source should publish anything without reading it first. If it's a lie, it's not an opinion. This is how our country has gotten to be the way it is right now.

If The Forum read Ben Shapiro's "opinion" before publishing it, they would have to be totally "right wingers" or uneducated, to publish what can be proven to be a lie with 5 minutes of fact checking. There are so many lies in his column each week I don't know where to start, but it's widely echoed and amplified by the far right.

Shapiro claimed "Hillary called Republicans a basket of deplorables," when the actual quote was "you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables." Many lies of his are much worse. I could go on and on, but you get my point.

Darrell Hanson lives in Fargo.

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