To the editor: Patt Morrison's interview of Bruce Bartlett and Bartlett's supposed "analysis" of Fox News as essentially a corruptor of public opinion due to conservative bias are both based on the liberal conceit that members of the public are so helplessly ignorant that they are unable to filter blatantly biased or incorrect statements and think for themselves. ("Can Bruce Bartlett save the GOP by bursting its 'bubble'?," op-ed, June 3)
If that were true, we could assume most — if not all — of the public would be appended to MSNBC and CNN on their televisions and online — just as their unionized public school teachers taught them to be.
Kip Dellinger, Santa Monica
To the editor: Thanks to Morrison for her interview of Bartlett, who has correctly expressed concern over the "self-brainwashing" of Republicans by Fox News.
Bartlett describes Fox News as "not a legitimate news source" but rather a "propaganda source" for Republicans. In other words, it's a fraud.
The Australian-born Rupert Murdoch, chairman of Fox News owner News Corp., and his father, Keith Murdoch, have a long history of stirring up political controversy in Australian and British politics. Fox News has already destroyed the GOP, and we must stop this foreign-born tabloid journalist from attacking the U.S. government.
John Boos, Placentia