Cumberland Times-News

Editorials

June 10, 2013

The ‘energizer bunnies’ of the far right dominate these pages

This newspaper has strict guidelines about how often one can voice his or her opinion. In a recent letter (“Only in America could things like this happen,” June 6) there was a complaint about the frequency of my liberal voice.

I would encourage the writer to do some fact-checking and see how often the conservative view is expressed in this paper from syndicated columnists through the hardcore group in Cumberland and even to the distant outpost in Hawaii.

Believe me! The “energizer bunnies” of the far right are loud and dominant.

Apart from a few swipes at me, the bulk of the response to my commentary (”Never have the rich owed so much to so few,” May 30) proved my point.

The letter writer echoed the lines of the millionaire pundits in her defense of the rich, oil companies and conspiracy theories.

Limbaugh and Hannity’s talking points, on full display, sucked up all the energy and left no space in the letter for my basic concern: the plight of working class Americans.

William Tunney

Grantsville

1
Text Only
Editorials
  • Where is it?

    Once upon a time, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce held its annual conventions at the Bedford Springs resort hotel near Bedford, which is in Pennsylvania.

    July 28, 2014

  • Korean War Korean War

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sloppy lawmaking is to blame

    July 27, 2014

  • C-minus grade C-minus grade

    If a survey conducted by Thumbtack.com and the Kaufman Foundation is an accurate portrayal, Maryland has a long way to go to become a business-friendly state.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Big loophole Big loophole

    How ironic — and how sad — that the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority plans a closed executive session to discuss the open meetings law.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Preposterous Preposterous

    File this one under the We Thought We’d Heard Everything category: A man who attempted the armed robbery of a pizza shop is now suing the pizzeria and the employees who tackled him and wrestled his gun away during the holdup.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • No secrets No secrets

    The idea of fracturing for natural gas makes many people anxious about potential harmful effects. For that reason alone, it is incumbent on Maryland government to require full disclosure of chemicals used in the process.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Don’t do it. Don’t do it

    Temperatures have been moderate recently but are projected to rise to the upper 80s and low 90s later this week, so we want to remind you: Never leave children unattended in a vehicle.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • July 20, 1969 July 20, 1969

    When Apollo 11 landed on the moon 45 years ago today, it was until that time the mostwatched television programming in history.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stopgap

    Kicking the can down the road was one of the things American kids did to pass the time in the old days, particularly if they lived in rural areas where there was little traffic to contend with.

    July 16, 2014