In her letter Sept. 1 ("Murdoch's minions preach divisiveness"), Gloria Greenbaum did a masterful job of spewing her own form of bile and bigotry at Rupert Murdoch, Glenn Beck, Fox News and the Republican Party in general, especially in her final shot: "These voices of darkness do not deserve to be called Americans."
It's odd that she finds it acceptable to use the same tactics that she apparently abhors in others. If she expects calm rhetoric, it would seem wise to set the tone of any discussion or opinion by setting an example.
Rational thought is sadly missing at this point of turmoil in America and the world, and hate-filled accusations from all sides just fuel the fires, keeping us from solving problems. When will it stop?
How can the American people possibly make decisions in this atmosphere of depression, anger and back-biting?
Sadly enough, Mark Twain's words come to mind: "The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet."
Molly C. Gray