Enough with the bashing of Fox News. (See May 29 letters, “Greene’s bias.”)
President Obama has been guilty of this since he came into office, and it has filtered down through the progressives. He’s so thin-skinned that he can’t tolerate anyone who has a view different from his own.
Progressives like to promote the idea that they’re the ones who are compassionate, tolerant and accepting of others. In practice, the opposite is true.
My observation has been that most of the folks at Fox News reflect the attitudes and values of those who came before us and built the greatest nation that the world has ever known — values like accepting responsibility for the choices one makes rather than blaming others; providing opportunities for others to succeed; and maintaining a sense of self-worth and human dignity.
My impression is that those on the left have very little or no tolerance or understanding of these.
— Wayne Duke, Arlington
In the amusing May 29 letter by Nicki Morgan, in which he panned Richard Greene for his comments on the liberal media, Morgan asked: “How would he characterize Fox?” I would ask Morgan: “How would you characterize MSNBC?”
I’m glad that we have Fox News to counterbalance the constant stream of liberal blather that spews forth from MSNBC and the mainstream broadcast media. I suppose as long as we believe that the Constitution provides for freedom of speech, we will have to allow MSNBC to continue to air its liberal bias.
Please keep in mind that Fox is allowed the same freedom to voice opposite opinions. And a thank you to Richard for his columns. Please continue!
— C.C. Burke, Arlington
Texting while driving
State Sen. Konni Burton’s opposition to the proposed ban on texting while driving again demonstrated her mindless obsession with narrow-minded, right-wing Tea Party ideology over the commonsense needs of the people she’s supposed to represent.
If regulating texting while driving is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, are speed limits on our state and local roads also a violation of our constitutional rights?
Wake up, people of Senate District 10! Sen. Burton, R-Colleyville, is not representing our community needs or legitimate concerns about public safety! The next election cannot come soon enough.
— Doug Harman, Fort Worth
Bad trade pact
It’s no surprise that Americans have lost so much trust in our elected officials.
Instead of promoting economic policies that will help America’s workers, members of Congress have chosen to pursue fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement put together in secret that will drive down wages and benefits and ship more jobs overseas.
Given the current struggles of working families in Texas, members of Congress should not be pursuing a trade deal that will widen the gap between the rich and the poor and give working and middle-class families even less of a chance to find personal and professional success.
No elected official truly interested in making the economy better and fairer can support the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If members of Congress truly care about America’s working and middle classes, they will oppose fast-tracking this terrible trade agreement.
— Ricky Burris, president of Local 1000, United Food and Commercial Workers, Grapevine
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