See­ing through Fox News’ fil­ter

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “Patt Mor­ri­son Asks: Bruce Bartlett,” Opin­ion, June 3

Patt Mor­ri­son’s in­ter­view of Bruce Bartlett and Bartlett’s sup­posed “anal­y­sis” of Fox News as es­sen­tially a cor­rup­tor of public opin­ion due to con­ser­va­tive bias are both based on the lib­eral con­ceit that mem­bers of the public are so help­lessly ig­no­rant that they are un­able to fil­ter bla­tantly biased or in­cor­rect state­ments and think for them­selves.

If that were true, we could as­sume most — if not all — of the public would be ap­pended to MSNBC and CNN on their tele­vi­sions and on­line — just as their union­ized public school teach­ers taught them to be.

Kip Dellinger

Santa Mon­ica

Thanks to Mor­ri­son for her in­ter­view of Bartlett, who has cor­rectly ex­pressed con­cern over the “self-brain­wash­ing” of Repub­li­cans by Fox News.

Bartlett de­scribes Fox News as “not a le­git­i­mate news source” but rather a “pro­pa­ganda source” for Repub­li­cans. In other words, it’s a fraud.

The Aus­tralian-born Ru­pert Mur­doch, chair­man of Fox News owner News Corp., and his fa­ther, Keith Mur­doch, have a long his­tory of stir­ring up po­lit­i­cal con­tro­versy in Aus­tralian and Bri­tish pol­i­tics. Fox News has al­ready de­stroyed the GOP, and we must stop this for­eign-born tabloid jour­nal­ist from at­tack­ing the U.S. gov­ern­ment.

John Boos

Pla­cen­tia

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