I was pretty appalled by the July 27 “Our Opinion” editorial you ran in the Morning Sentinel criticizing the president’s recent television speech.

The editorial ignored many facts. President Barack Obama offered a compromise to the Republicans in Congress, one criticized by many in his own party as too generous. It was the hard-core tea party Republicans and their steadfast refusal to accept any kind of tax hike at all that caused the impasse.

You “expect better from the president of the United States”?

Well, I expect better editorials from the Sentinel, ones based on careful analysis and not one-sided finger pointing.

Your editorial may have scored you some points with your far-right readers, but I am sure I am only one of the many moderates who will be writing in to criticize you for this ridiculous editorial.

Ben Keene