It’s obvious which way Mosby leans politically

Published 7:10 pm Friday, March 29, 2019

To the editor:

Ray Mosby, in his 3/26 column, expressed his disdain for Fox News, paying particular insult to talk show host Sean Hannity.  Perhaps Mr. Mosby relies on CNN or MSNBC to deliver more accurate news.  For political opinions he can trust, maybe he depends on Rachel Maddow, or Joy Behar, or he might be more of a Morning Joe kind of guy.  Good luck with that.

In the same column, he also ridiculed the use of the term “alternative facts”, a term some say was originated by Kellyanne Conway on January 22, 2017.  Kelly Ann clarified her words a few days later and proved with a few elementary examples that alternative facts do exist, such as:  partly cloudy/partly sunny, glass half full/glass half empty.

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Mr. Mosby claimed (3/12 column) he is NOT a liberal (or “progressive”).  I don’t believe anyone who reads his column would consider him to be a conservative, though I suppose there might be a bit of wiggle room (an alternative fact, maybe?), but unless one is simply indifferent, I would say most people at least lean one way or the other (liberal or conservative).

Most of Mr. Mosby’s columns are politically based (maybe I should say “biased”).  However, a few weeks ago (3/5), Mr. Mosby’s column was about eating dirt!  Yes, eating dirt!  Hmmm… maybe that one was a veiled hint that he’s fond of Beto O’Rourke.

A few weeks prior to the dirt column, on February 12, he expressed puzzlement that some folks who are pro-life (against abortion) are also in support of the death penalty.  He was quite critical, saying these people claim that “all life is sacred” (when speaking against abortion)… until it isn’t (by their support of the death penalty).

I found it revealing that he didn’t address the “alternative” fact:  Many who are “pro-choice” believe it’s perfectly ok for a baby, even a full-term baby, even an already-born baby, to be brutally murdered, but they strongly oppose the death penalty under any circumstance!  Shouldn’t that view have been equally puzzling, if not troubling, to Mr. Mosby?  Mr. Mosby’s criticism only of conservative views leaves no doubt which side he actually “leans” toward.

And I agree that the current political scene does indeed scream for Rod Serling (God rest his soul); he could be inspired for an entire season of Twilight Zone episodes by the range of topics covered in just one evening on any given TV “news” channel.

In closing, I do want to give credit where credit is due:  Mr. Mosby does sometimes spin a good yarn. 

Linda Polk