Dear Editor, The New York Times:
If you must insist on putting so much time and space into coverage of foreign interference in our elections, can you please focus more on the influence of Saudi Arabia? Recent polls have shown that the majority of American people do not regard the influence of Russia as important.
The unethical connections between Saudi Arabia and our political system are very deep seeded and the evidence for it is clear and indisputable. At this moment, Saudi Arabia is carrying out a genocide in Yemen using weapons and technology provided by the United States. This is something the American people deserve to know about and something that I think we can all agree is important. To disregard the atrocities happening in Yemen and the influence that the United States has on what is happening there is immoral and contrary to the true meaning of journalism.
My intention is not to disregard the importance of Russian influence on the United States’ democracy, but I feel that the influence of Saudi Arabia is more significant in terms of having a real, tangible effect on our democracy and politics; the evidence for Saudi Arabia, and its oil policies and wealth, having an effect on our elections is greater and more credible, so why does Saudi Arabian meddling receive virtually no coverage from your news outlet compared to Russian meddling?
I hope you consider my suggestion. Providing in-depth and honest coverage of Saudi Arabia and its relations with political leaders in the United States is the right thing to do for the American people and it is right for the victims in Yemen.