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Letter: Both sides of the fence

I know many people that read my letters won’t believe I wrote this letter, but yes, it is true. All I have to say is, if the idiot politicians in Washington on both sides of the aisle would take a look at the last letter submitted by Fred Malo Jr., this country would be better off.

When I read his letter that basically said that there are jerks on both sides of the political spectrum who do dumb stuff like vandalize campaign offices, steal political signs and shoot at photos of a candidate, I knew that if I ever met this man I would show him respect. I know we could talk about politics and disagree but could probably agree on most things that would make this country better in one fashion or another.

Too bad our elected officials don’t do that. I think we would agree that for the most part that the people in Washington who have been there for over two terms probably don’t have the best interest of the American people in mind. I am also sure that if I said to him, “What sucks about American politicians is that the best thing the Democrats could give us to solve the heath-care problem was Obamacare, and what is even worse is that the moronic Republican politicians in office cannot make it better,” [he would agree].

In closing, I believe that all of us could learn a lesson here, I think a few of Mr. Malo’s fellow “journalists” could learn a lesson, too; if they try to see both sides of the fence when reporting they could change this country. This is not an exaggeration if you study what is going on in the media today. Reporters should always remember that if someone can tell which side of the fence you fall on when they read a news report you wrote, then you are not a journalist, you are a commentator.

Doug Meyers

Glenwood Springs


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