- The Washington Times - Monday, November 29, 2010

It is becoming increasingly clear and true that when it comes to the Bill of Rights, many journalists have no love or respect for the document. The only time they will defend civil liberties is when doing so agrees with them politically or philosophically.

It is members of the press who support Fourth Amendment violations at airports by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. They’ve also shown hostility toward the Second Amendment, which defends the right of a citizen to own firearms and have at times characterized the Ninth and 10th Amendments as racist. The media also have scorned religious liberty and speech for Christians and Jews in this nation.

There was a time when I believed that journalists were the staunchest defenders of freedom. That is no longer the case - the true and honest protectors of the Bill of Rights are the people.

ALEX PUGLIESE

Kenilworth, N.J.