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Did he even read my letter?

Published 5:39pm Saturday, August 24, 2013

OK, so I wrote an opinion (Aug. 15) regarding Obamacare. I intentionally chose quotes from sources other than the Fox News, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity or any other conservative talking-head source and wanted to specifically show how it would impact you. I had some 30 quotes that I whittled down to six for the Tribune readers.

One of my quotes was from the Wall Street Journal noting the Teamsters Union that said the Affordable Care Act will “destroy the foundation of the 40-hour week that is the backbone of the American middle class.” I don’t know anything more identifiable with the “Average Joe” than unions and the 40-hour week.

So what was Wayne “Fox News is Unbalanced” Thorson’s opinion? Besides saying that I was obviously a “Fox News addict,” he also said, “They have been blasting Obamacare, but they don’t say what is so bad about it. They say it is bad for the Average Joe but give no reason.”

It’s hard to imagine that Wayne read more than just the title of my opinion. But Mr. Thorson knew he could get away with his comment the same way Obama knew he could call the IRS, NSA, Benghazi incidents “phoney scandals” — because there are plenty of low-information voters out there.

 

Tom Jacobson

Albert Lea