A woman left me a voice phone message regarding a news sound bite we used, in which former Wichita Eagle editor Davis “Buzz” Merritt said he doesn’t think it’s a good idea for one party to dominate state government. The woman accused K-N-S-S and “the media” of being the spokespeople for the Democrat Party, and said she would not listen to my entire interview with Mr. Merritt on the Sunday morning “Issues 2012” program. She said she lives in Winfield and only moved into the area five years ago, and she “bet” Merritt didn’t say anything about Governor Sebelius and the Democrats “dominating” Kansas government.
Probably he did not. That’s because I don’t remember Democrats dominating Kansas government during my lifetime. The current mix is eight Democrats out of 40 in the Kansas House, and 35 out of 125 Senators.
The listener proves that some folks just don’t want to hear opposing views, even based on solid facts. Too bad. I think she would have enjoyed hearing the entire interview.
Our thought for today is from Aldous Huxley:
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”