Printed letters, June 9, 2011

Who does Denny Herzog think he’s kidding in passing judgment on the objectivity of other news agencies, in this case Fox News? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

It reminds me of Mark Twain’s short story, “Journalism in Tennessee,” where the editor of the paper he’s writing for changes his draft editorial referring to a story that a competing newspaper had reported on, from something reasonable to “the inveterate liars of the Semi-weekly.”

Twain’s story is the quintessential editorial on the much-vaunted, yet totally absent, “objectivity in reporting,” a phenomenon that, similar to “the science is settled,” exists nowhere on the face of the Earth in all human history (aside from in the twisted mind of that towering protuberance of self-serving chicanery, Al Gore).

Whereas all information presented by anyone, but the most demented conspiracist contains elements of the truth, it virtually never contains it in its entirety. This is why historians still produce new ways of understanding what happened hundreds of years ago and why scientists continue to make new discoveries that overturn what was previously held to be fact.

Herzog is so thoroughly marinated in the exuberance of his own self-righteous indignation that he cannot see the fool he makes of himself in his bombastic yet featherbrained critique on the objectivity of Fox News (and he’s clearly not read enough Twain).

The saving grace is that Fox News has an audience of tens of millions who think otherwise, all of whom are at least as intelligent as the lofty Herzog.

AVROM HOWARD

Grand Junction

Herzog’s diatribe was off base and wrong

I would find Denny Herzog’s diatribe in the June 5 edition of The Daily Sentinel about Fox News and the back-handed slap at the tea party humorous if it wasn’t so off base and wrong.

The tea party is still clearly very relevant and will have a major impact on getting our country back on the right track.

I thank God that we have something like Fox News that actually talks about topics the mainstream media totally ignore if the topics go against their liberal agenda.

I wonder if he finds George Soros’ links to the mainstream media like ABC, The New York Times and the Washington Post to further his liberal agenda as disturbing as he finds Roger Ailes management of Fox.

RICHARD BLOSSER

Grand Junction

Fox News is conservative voice America needs

This letter is in response to Denny Herzog’s editorial about Fox News. He is correct. They are biased toward the conservative political outlook. Other than The Wall Street Journal, Fox News is the breath of fresh air that the American people receive from the mainstream media. Hallelujah and thank heaven for that.

This country is in dire financial trouble today because of 75 years of bad management (liberalism) by both Republicans and Democrats beginning with FDR. Overspending at the federal, state and local levels is bankrupting us as a nation. We are $14 trillion in debt at the federal level and continue to have annual budget deficits over a trillion dollars. Many states are broke financially because of overspending (liberalism). The liberals have many fine ideas, but nobody can figure out how to pay for them.

Many American people realize that Fox News has a conservative bias and they also understand that we must tighten the purse strings if we are to survive as a nation. That’s one reason Fox’s ratings are continually strong. Long live Fox News. We need them on the airwaves.

ROGER BENNETT

Delta


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