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Liberal media are dim-witted and deliberately obtuse

To The Daily: The truth doesn’t seem to matter with the liberal media these days. They appear to be more concerned with creating perceptions than reporting the news. On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Ann Coulter was asked about some critical language she had used about John Edwards. In her response, she recalled something the repulsive comedian Bill Maher once said about Vice President Dick Cheney.

She said, “... you know, Bill Maher was not joking when he said he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack — so I’ve learned my lesson: If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

Her point was that liberals can get away with saying the most scandalous things about a national leader, so she’ll do the same thing since it is evident that type of language is acceptable on the public airwaves.

Of course, the liberal media went wild and erroneously stated that Ms. Coulter wishes Edwards was killed by terrorists. Chris Matthews even set up Ms. Coulter by having Elizabeth Edwards call in to complain while the writer was a guest on “Crossfire.”

Apparently the liberal media do not comprehend the use of syllogisms to make a point. I wonder if they are simply dim-witted or if they are being deliberately obtuse in order to advance their political agendas. The answer is probably both.

Ed Hyatt

Hartselle softball team represented Alabama well

To The Daily: The Hartselle Dixie Darlings 7- and 8-year-old softball team has arrived home from Stanley, N.C., where they represented Alabama in the World Series softball tournament.

Our girls put forth an amazing effort, remaining undefeated until the finals, earning them second place. Most importantly, the players showed tremendous character in the way they conducted themselves both on and off the field, earning them the Obie Evans Sportsmanship Award.

We are extremely proud of our team. They represented our state well.

Martha Bowling

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