My first take on Mark Cameron Sr.'s Oct. 12 letter was that it was tongue-in-cheek: If you want facts, "...switch to Fox News!" I soon realized, however, the letter was not intended as parody.
Mr. Cameron probably doesn't watch Jon Stewart's "Daily Show." Stewart regularly takes Fox News apart. Stewart is funny, even juvenile at times. But his arguments are insightful, supported by well-researched clips that expose Fox's pseudo facts.
Mr. Cameron says President Obama is unwilling to be president of "all" the people. If a president makes decisions with which I disagree (invading Iraq), then he fails to be president of "all" the people?
Yes, our nation is dangerously polarized, but this did not just happen: Consider Sen. Joseph McCarthy's reign of terror, the violence during the civil rights era; the Vietnam protests. For decades, Rush Limbaugh has been without peer (left or right) for harsh, polarizing putdowns.
Respect and deep understanding when we disagree are essential for a mature, vibrant society. We must, each one, lead the way.
David E. Roy