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Rue, Richardson wrong about Fox News
To the editor:
I’m glad to see in his letter to the editor last week that Mr. Rue has joined our ongoing discussion as to the validity of Fox News and the likes of Glenn Beck.
Unfortunately I was traveling and unable to respond to Mrs. Richardson’s second group of unsupportable facts and Fox opinion points.
This blind loyalty toward Fox News and charlatans such as Beck simply adds more validity to the exhaustive studies done by the University Of Maryland and the Pew Research Center (both non-partisan organizations) which found that viewers whose primary news source was Fox News were by a significant margin the least informed on politics and current events. They also noted that Fox viewers were substantially less informed than those who received their news from Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart.
Mr. Rue and Mrs. Richardson were noticeably quiet during the eight years of the Bush administration which drove the country into it’s current situation, somehow coming to the conclusion that the Obama administration, eight months in, is somehow responsible for the massive debt incurred by Bush and Congress that gave him everything he wanted.
The current state of affairs in the United States did not all happen starting in January, it is the result of the many years of greed, neglect and incompetence foisted upon the nation by the previous administration and Congress.
To claim that Glenn Beck is not left or right wing is quite surprising. He, along with all of his friends at Fox, continues to be the media arm of the Republican Party.
To deny otherwise is, I think, naive at best.
The Becks, Limbaughs, Hannitys, Coulters, etc. offer nothing constructive. They have no alternative plans or solutions to what ails the country. They spew unsupportable facts, in some cases openly racist remarks, and feed the insecurities of so many people who are the victims of things through no fault of their own, that have gone wrong with our society.
Do I agree with everything Obama and his administration have done? Absolutely not. I think a majority of Congress, both Republican and Democrat should be thrown out, especially the leadership of both parties. But I’ve found that it is imperative that anyone concerned with our political system become as knowledgeable as possible, and if one is to pursue facts, then Fox News and it’s clan in my view, are way at the bottom of the list of any valid news source.
As Mr. Rue noted in his closing line that I accept the fact that “some of us are not buying hope and change from zero” (a often repeated line from the far right), I certainly can accept that as their choice.
However, I hope Mr. Rue can also accept the fact that some of us “choose to never tune to a broadcast network that openly alters facts, presents it’s opinionated staff as journalists and creates its own news stories.”
Around here, it’s merry Christmas, not happy holidays
To the editor:
Again I keep hearing over and over at this joyous time of year the political crap of happy holidays.
Listen, folks, it’s merry Christmas and may God bless you.
We live in Anderson County, Kentucky — this is not Chicago, New York, Detroit, L.A. and the like. Those cities mentioned are not bad cities but have a diverse populous of individuals with many different religious cultures.
In Anderson County we are a God fearing people. Please do not succumb to allow NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBC to create political fear among you that it is wrong to say merry Christmas.
With that, when you see your neighbor, friend, peer, etc., greet them with merry Christmas and may God bless you.
My Lord and family are the only reasons why I am alive today and I am proud to say so publicly.
Merry Christmas and may God bless you.
Kenneth B. Rue
Thanks for help with Shop With a Cop
To the editor:
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those that helped make this year’s Shop With a Cop such a success. Many deputies, officers, citizens and businesses contributed this year by either making a financial donation or dedicating their time.
As a result, we were able to brighten many children’s Christmas.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office
Dumped tires tell sad tale
To the editor:
We were all dumped on a lovely rustic area of west Herndon Road on Dec. 17.
My dumper had to hurry because there are several people who live on this stretch of natural beauty and most of them were about to come home from work.
You see, Mr. “dumper’ is a coward, and has no respect for other people, nature or other people’s property. We will have to sit here until one of these nice people decide to take on the burden of someone else’s rubbish.
We got here just in time for everyone’s Christmas company to view, and would probably look a little better with some string lights.
If we sit here until spring we will make a wonderful breeding ground for those nasty disease-causing mosquitoes.
If someone leaves us here long enough, maybe we will end up washing in someone’s pond.
Too bad that lady that travels in and out a lot hadn’t come by a couple of hours earlier because my dumper would have been caught red handed and faced prosecution, not to mention getting an ear full.
I guess we’ll just greet everyone who lives back here when they go to and from their homes and remind them of how low some people will stoop when they don’t know what to do with us.
Have a Merry Christmas.
A pile of old tires
(Submitted by Shelia Smith, Lawrenceburg)