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Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Caserta, Fox News spew same hatred

I find it increasingly annoying that once a week my paper features a column penned by one of the most misleading and one-sided hacks in this state. Years ago, when any of Mark Caserta's right-wing articles appeared in your paper, a rebuttal was allowed from the opposing side. That seems to have changed after the newspaper was purchased in 2007 and has since taken on a more right-leaning appearance.

It now seems that Mr. Caserta may say whatever he wishes, without fear of reprisal, knowing that he will never be fact-checked by your paper. From reading Mr. Caserta's various articles, one would assume that he is an authority on everything from politics to theology, from marriage rights to abortion rights, and from Middle East relations to Constitutional law. Now, having read the Oct. 4 opinion column, I find that he is also an authority on political polling.

One might ask, "How is any man so knowledgeable? Where does he obtain all this information?" It's really quite simple -- Fox News! Everything this man has written, from his first article to the one published Oct. 4, is a complete mirror image of what is spewed on Fox News daily. It would seem that he assimilates the day's news coverage, jots down what parts he wishes to incorporate, re-packages it in his own words and then passes it along as his own.

I'm not saying that Mr. Caserta doesn't have the capacity to think on his own. On the contrary, what I am saying is that both Mr. Caserta and Fox News spit out the same right-wing hatred as if they were joined at the hip. This country does not need any more misinformation, falsehoods or hatred perpetuated upon it, and this paper needs not to promote it, either.

Robert Fisher

Huntington

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