Letters to the Editor

Outlaw letter: Not credible sources

In a letter published on Oct. 18, a reader states that the FAA has fired thousands of air traffic controllers in order to diversify its workforce. Supposedly these fired employees were qualified, but insufficiently “reflective” of customers. The source cited for this is the “Mountain States Legal Foundation.” Minimal research shows that this “foundation” is just another right-wing noise machine, comparable to Breitbart and its ilk. All of these organizations have long histories of publishing misinformation. The best one ever gets from them is clever distortion of actual facts. Why do you publish such letters without doing a least a minimal check on the source cited? The only effect of letters like this is to get people who are too lazy to try to find out the truth about anything even more riled up, and over complete misinformation. .

Jerry Outlaw, Eagle