Joe Roberts: Brust letter prompts questions


Mr. Brust, I read your letter to the editor of March 4, and I have a couple of questions.

a. You mention “fake news and lies.” Please define “fake news.” Is it the same as “lies?” If they’re the same, why are there two names? For example, if President Trump “lies,” is he a “fake” president? Please give a real world example of each. Pick a real newspaper, for example, the Steamboat Today, and list an article (date, page) that contains “fake news” or “lies.” Or, perhaps you could read every article in, say, The Denver Post, decide if each article is “fake”, “lies" or true, then convert your result into a statistic: The Denver Post is x% “fake,” y% “lies,” or z% true. This would be very helpful to me in understanding “fake news and lies.”

b. You said in your letter to the editor, “We need to hold our Congress and president accountable but give them a chance to succeed.” Who should hold the Congress and president “accountable?” Is the press a part of that group? Is giving the Congress and president “a chance” a timed affair? For example, do they have 100 days or six months of a “chance?” During this “chance” period, should they be held “accountable” or is it a grace period when no one holds them “accountable?” After the “chance” or grace period ends, would accountability kick back in? Any help you can give me clarifying this I would appreciate.

c. You mentioned “the media, many liberal TV networks, liberal talk radio.” What do you mean by “the media?” Print news? TV news? Radio news? Blogs? When you said “the media,” that seemed very general. “Liberal” seemed more specific. Did you mean to suggest “the media” in general is working to “stop our president’s agenda,” or just “liberal” TV and radio? Are “liberal” TV and radio news part of the free press or does the designation “liberal” mean they are not free? Perhaps you could define free press for me. Thanks.

Thanks for providing us with the information in your letter. If you can answer my questions, I would be very appreciative.

Joe Roberts

South Routt County


Joe Meglen 2 months, 2 weeks ago


The government and its special interests completely control the major media.

You can find the answer to your questions about “fake news” by researching the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird:

Operation Mockingbird is now a matter of public record but Carl Berstein first pulled back the curtain in his 1977 article published in ROLLING STONE Magazine. You can read Berstein’s article at the following link:

After being bombarded by government propaganda, along with the indoctrination received at compulsory State factory schools, it is no wonder the “students” rioting at some universities lack the ability to think independently.

Joseph Goebbles would be envious.


Chris Hadlock 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Joe, either the Government is so evil and capable that they are pulling off stunts like controlling the media, faking the moon landing, and mind washing our youth, or they are so incompetent that they cannot even run basic services and we need to privatize literally everything.

Which is it Joe? You cannot have it both ways because it certainly is not.


Ken Collins 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Here's a theory regarding the Brust letter. DT never expected/wanted to be Pres. He obviously never knew much about it the way he has acted. One would usually look into a job you are trying for before you actually try to get it. Not in DT's case. He ran for, and now is the Presidency. All he really wanted is to make a lot of money on the whole thing. We are finding out, the more we look into his businesses, that he is entangled all over the world. Most of them seem to be shady deals with some pretty unsavory charactors. If he is ever forced to show his tax returns, it would be it's own "little shop of horrors". I think he'll resign before that happens.
One would be hard pressed to find worse choices for most of his Cabinet appointments. Carson, Pruitt, DeVos, But he didn't care because he's not planning on lasting out the year. His foil may be the spineless GOP who have such power needs to fill that what is best for America takes a back seat to the corporate sponsors that pay their way. They may keep him in office until they have fulfilled their unpatriotic promises to Big Oil/Pharm and the military suppliers. And to accomplish this, they expect to take away as many voting rights as possible. And all those rights that women have strived so long to attain? Sorry, collaterral damage. So keep talking "fake news" so enough people believe long enough until the truth finally shows it's ugly head.


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