Apparently, not everyone likes what we have to say at the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Here's the text of a letter to the editor that appeared in the Idaho Statesman over the weekend:
Is the Sunday opinion column by some goony homunculus named Wayne Hoffman part of the Statesman's Faustian bargain with the Nampa wipe-rag so you can use its printing press? I can think of no other reason for it, since he is as gassy and clueless as his heroes, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh - the Three Stooges of right-wing lunacy. Even the self-righteous, sour-faced weasel Charles Krauthammer occasionally writes something that doesn't sound like a regurgitated talking point.
The most hilarious part is the claim that his organization is "non-partisan." That's only because there's no organized official Nazi party in Idaho; just the poor confederacy of dunces known as Republicans. As long as the Statesman tries to "triangulate" with lowest common denominators like Hoffman and Bruce Tinsley, this newspaper will never regain its credibility with anyone who has bothered to step out of Plato's Cave into the light of day.
To paraphrase Emerson, you may mean well, but you do ill, then justify your ill-doing with your well-meaning. Just go back to the journalistic basics and reflect the truth. Idaho conservatives are, in fact, not true conservatives, but backward, mostly religious fundamentalist cretins. You'll probably regain as many readers as you lose.
ARCHIE NORSWORTHY, Boise
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