The old adage “don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story” applies to most liberal and most conservative commentaries. It is sometimes amusing but most times insulting to my intelligence that we, the common folk, are not capable of separating facts from fiction.
Take the commentary by Garrison Keillor (9/20, Local, “Where a liberal stares and the moose survive”). I get the impression that Keillor thinks all conservatives are just a bunch of good old boys and gals — gun-toting buffoons — out in the woods shooting anything that moves or anything that might appear to be a danger.
Most liberals believe human interference in the last 15 to 20 years has caused the decline of certain species while, in fact, conservation-minded folks have helped sustain these species through various wildlife habitat improvement programs. Most conservatives respect and value our wildlife resources.
I have been involved with conservation my entire career, and I am avid hunter and fisherman. But nothing could be further from the truth when being labeled a gun-toting wildlife-abuser.
So, Mr. Keillor should do some research about what most of us conservatives believe in before spouting his liberal bias.