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The Post Independent states the following regarding letters to the editor: “We welcome signed letters of 350 words or less. Letters considered libelous, obscene, in bad taste or containing personal attacks will not be printed.”

So with these stipulations in place, I have to wonder if the editors and the management of the Post are ignorant, or if in fact they choose to only enforce this rule on letters that are written by conservatives.

The reason I say this is because in more than one letter written by Dan Bokenko, he has used a vulgar and obscene term that describes conservatives as “tea-baggers.” Are we to assume that the editors and management of the Post are unaware of what the definition of this slang, vulgar term means? Are we to believe that editors do not know that this hideous term was coined by liberals for the sole purpose of trying to demean and degrade members of the Tea Party and is nothing more than a vulgar, obscene, term describing a sex act?



The name calling and personal attacks on conservatives and conservative candidates by liberal writers, liberal media members and liberal candidates is not at all surprising. That is what the entire Obama re-election campaign is based on.

The left cannot run on its record and it cannot run on its ideas because it knows the American people will see right through the smoke and mirrors. The left has figured out that the only way it can win is to use scare tactics, negative attacks, name calling, and outright lies pushed on the public by the willing press, of which the Post is a big part.



The bottom line is, the Post Independent will play favorites with certain letter writers, and it will print vulgar and obscene terms if they are being used to describe conservatives. The Post Independent will gladly allow liberal letters a few extra words in the letters they write, but will not do the same for conservative writers. The Post Independent claims that it strives to be unbiased, but its actions tell a far different story.

Doug Meyers

Glenwood Springs

Editor’s note: We apologize for any offense resulting from publication of the phrase “tea-bagger,” and will avoid its use in the future. We were not aware of this definition until receiving Mr. Meyers’ letter. The Post Independent applies its word limit to all letter-writers, regardless of their political persuasion.

Due to some miscalculation on my part in my Aug. 25 letter to the editor, a critical component was edited out.

My letter was about the accelerated rate of pushback by several states against the intrusion of international action plans (ICLEI and UN Agenda 21), whose common goal is to fundamentally change our American economic model.

Specifically it was a reference to a map commonly known as the”UN Map” now accessed on the Internet as “UN Agenda 21 Map for America.” To view the map, visit http://www.freedomadvocates.org, scroll down to Visuals, click on Powerpoints. (Click on the map image to enlarge.)

This map is critical in understanding the master plan for America: More than 50 percent of our land will be a conservation easement with “little or no human habitation.”

Betty Scranton

Glenwood Springs


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