In Defense of Free Thought

To the Editor,

As a senior citizen, I have a few words to say in defense of the Carbon County News.  Last week’s edition carried a scathing attack on the newspaper that was unsubstantiated.  The writer apparently did not agree with a column related to health care which was included in the Red Lodge senior center news the previous week.  I am reasonably sure that the Red Lodge senior center news is contributed  each week and printed  as a community service.

This is a typical case of blaming the messenger.   I think the Carbon County News does a creditable job as a community newspaper and would surely not limit coverage to any one part of the political spectrum.   As to the article in question, I did not find anything in it that is not true.  The writer mentioned that seniors were given a pamphlet produced by the Heritage Foundation which said the Affordable Care Act would hurt seniors.  Seniors were told that the Heritage Foundation is a “non-partisan think tank providing well-researched data.” I too am a  senior citizen, and  I do resent it when anyone thinks that because I am old I will believe whatever I am told. Anyone who does not know by now that the Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank heavily funded by the Koch brothers is surely out of it.  

 

Ruth Kern

Red Lodge

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
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    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.