2012.11.28 Jo Ann Singles Rotzien: Reader responds to letter

Written by David Green.

I would like to respond to the letter from Mr. Gary McMurtrie printed in the Observer on Nov. 14, 2012.

I would like to give my interpretation to some of the sentences in Mr. Gary McMurtrie's letter.

MR. M: "As a conservative, I go to great lengths to avoid outright liberal propaganda and outright ‘lies’ presented as news by MSNBC."

INTERPRETATION: I only listen to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for they only report the truth.

MR. M: "I am however a subscriber to the State Line Observer and therefore was unable to avoid Rachel Maddow's viewpoint showing up on my doorstep."

INTERPRETATION: Mr. M is strongly suggesting that perhaps he should be Editor along with Mr. Green.

MR. M: "I have no interest in this particular newscaster's point of view, nor am I interested in hearing yet more of what passes for liberals as ‘logic’."

INTERPRETATION: America has evolved into a belief of democratic society as a result of the belief in compromise. I see no tone of compromise in Mr. M's comments.

MR. M: "Your smug editorial left no doubt as to which candidate your vote went to, nor which ideology you subscribe to."

INTERPRETATION: Why does Mr. Green's ideology (the study of and nature of ideas) bother you?  On the other hand, thanks to Mr. Green's ideology, you too may record your own ideology in the State Line Observer without complaint from Mr. Green. I would suggest that Mr. Green has taken the "high road."

MR. M: "I might remind you however, that Gov. Romney did in fact win the popular vote in Lenawee County."

INTERPRETATION: Why would you imply that the local votes supercede all other votes throughout the United States.  We are a  democracy, are we not?

MR. M: "Your editorial's tone certainly made you come across as a ‘very poor winner,’ Mr. Green."

INTERPRETATION: Labeling Mr. Green as a "poor winner" tells me more about you, Mr. McMurtrie, than it does about Mr. Green.

 – Jo Ann Rotzien

Adrian, Mich.

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