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Dragged down by Fox News

Dear Editor:

I wonder if Rupert Murdoch will be hanging out in Aspen this Christmas. I hope someone relays this letter to him. He was in Aspen last fall, just before going off to London and running into major trouble.

I’ve had the great fortune to spend a lot of time in Australia over the last 10 years – Rupert’s native country. I very rarely heard a good word in his behalf – instead it was like, “I’m glad you guys have him and he’s out of here.”

Today the Brits and Aussies are onto Rupert; only the Yanks haven’t gotten the message.

I, and many others, believe Mr. Murdoch and his henchmen – Roger Ailes, O’Reilly and Hannity, along with Rush Limbaugh, have done more to dumb down America and turn the U.S. into a second-class country than any other news media – especially when compared to Murdoch’s “socialist” Australia.

This is a country we should be on par with, instead of being far behind – largely due to Fox News’ B.S. and propaganda. Rupert is probably aware the average working Aussie has much better working conditions going for him/her than the average American worker – thanks to their “socialized” working conditions. Murdoch and Fox haven’t done a whole lot for the U.S. except creating a lot of problems and getting us into unnecessary wars.

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A few of us are native-born old-timers from the Elk Mountains and Aspen area. Through the hard work of our parents and grandparents, we were educated and able to travel and experience what’s going on in other countries. This is the consequence of the working class becoming educated.

Sorry, Rupert, many of us are onto you and not very impressed, especially when comparing your native land to the decline in the U.S. Your influence upon the American worker and this country has been very dismal.

Joe Krizmanich

Glenwood Springs and Albuquerque, N.M.