After reading the letters from Walt Auvil and Jean Grapes about Fox News, I had to respond. Auvil alleging that Fox News is an arm of the Republican Party or Republican Party is an arm of Fox News is ridiculous. I have my doubts whether Auvil or Grapes have even watched Fox News after that statement.
I can imagine how shocked Alan Colmes, Juan Williams, Joe Trippi, Bob Beckel, Kristian Powers, Susan Estrich, Liz Wiehl, Leslie Marshall, Tamara Holder, Mark Lamont Hill, etc., all liberal Fox News personalities, would be to learn they are working for the Republican Party.
I wonder how many conservative commentators Auvil or Grapes can name working for NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, ect. The number of conservatives working at those networks can probably be counted on one hand with fingers left over.
If Fox is an arm of the Republican Party, the mainstream media must be the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, since it recently came to light the liberal group, Media Matters, meets daily with the White House Press Corps to be briefed on the news the White House wants covered. Media Matters then passes on to NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, etc., what news they are to cover. Fox is not included.
Liberals hate Fox News because Fox News refuses to accept marching orders from the White House. Fox News is the only network to give liberals and conservatives equal time. Without Fox News, conservatives would have no voice.
Auvil criticizes Karl Rove for his outsized influence in raising hundreds of millions of "so-called secret money to influence our elections." How about the secret money the Democratic Party receives from miltibillionaire George Soros to influence, or better yet, buy our elections? Does Auvil criticize George Soros?
Paul Ryan has a plan to save Medicare and Social Security as well. His plan may not be perfect, but at least he has a plan. The only Democratic plan that I've heard is to sit idly by and do nothing and allow both Medicare and Social Security to go bankrupt.
As for Mitt Romney's 47 percent comment, it is true that a certain percentage, be it 47 percent or less, of Americans, who are on government welfare, will not vote for him for fear of losing their welfare. The only reason the media talks about Romney's statements is to deflect the public's attention away from Barack Obama's failed presidency.