The Sun loves the First Amendment but not the Second

Now comes the Baltimore Sun editorial staff that just recently blasted the Second Amendment rights to gun ownership ("Ban assault weapons," March 22) raising the roof that the press' First Amendment Rights have been trumped on because of the gathering of AP phone records by the Obama administration's attorney general ("An assault on press freedom," May 15). Either the Sun editorial staff thinks their readers are too stupid to know the hypocrisy of their positions on these two issues, or they actually believe supporting the Constitution is a menu of pick and choose. I vote for both.

I agree with the proposition that a free press is essential to our basic foundation of freedom; but only if the press is fair and balanced. And that criterion has sure not been present for the past eight years.

Ron Wirsing, Havre de Grace

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