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October 16, 2006 |
Dear Mr. Keillor,
I just wanted to tell you that you are one of my favorite liberals. I am as far right as you are left - but your show is so special that I can deal with the occasional political cracks. I love that you take us to a simpler time. I think cable news has whipped this country into a tizzy where absolutely everything is made to be so earth-shattering, when in fact the news stations are just trying to fill 24/7 worth of time. I think most Americans can agree to disagree without hating their neighbor. I wish you continued success with your show!
That's very neighborly of you and I agree with you about the cable news stations. I don't think we hate our neighbors just because we raise our voices, though. A democracy needs some candor and some noise and tumult doesn't hurt either. And I do feel that the right brought a special nastiness to politics that is bewildering to me. That's just my opinion but I don't quite fathom the anger I hear on the right, especially after they've been in power all these years. But I'm glad you listen to the show. Glad it's worth your time.