I have found that every time I post anything written by a Democrat or about a Democrat, people begin bombarding my personal Facebook page with attacks on my radical liberal left-wing blog.
Even though they usually have nothing to do with the post in question, invariably there are comments about Hillary Cltnton and Barack Obama, often accompanied by links to conspiracy theory sites alt-right articles.
I read one a few moments ago that grabbed my attention.
Hey Turner... Fox News has a bunch of news articles you can publish to if you want stop being one-sided. Or maybe Hannity or Rush. Or just continue feeding the left-wing propaganda. Your blog not mine
For a brief moment, I considered making a snappy sarcastic comeback, but it was obvious that the man who wrote the comment probably does not read the Turner Report and only scouts my Facebook page and maybe other Facebook pages searching for so-called "left-wing propaganda."
I certainly have the only radical left blog that runs columns by former State Representative Cynthia Davis.
I am the only leftist "fake news" media outlet that offers, unedited, the columns of Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, as he offers his anti-public education views.
I offer their views. I usually don't agree with them.
Occasionally, I will write a separate post in which I offer my viewpoints on whatever issues these people might be addressing
I would like to think these critics read those posts and are so in awe of my ability to express myself and are worried that "right-wing" readers might be so captivated by my words that they fear people will begin a movement toward the left.
I would like to think that, but that is not the case. Sadly, my guess is most of the people commenting on my Facebook page are swayed only by the comments I make on Facebook and do not bother to click on the link to the Turner Report post.
Back to the comment suggesting I add Fox News articles and material from Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh to the Turner Report.
Fox News has some excellent journalists, but the work they do is obscured by people like Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Lou Dobbs who ignore the truth and make millions by doing so.
I run the columns and opinions of the people who receive taxpayer money because the public needs to know what they are thinking and how they are conducting themselves in office. I will run columns from people like Cynthia Davis, who was an elected official from Missouri.
Nearly every one of those people would be considered right-wing.
On the left side of the spectrum, I run Emanuel Cleaver's column. When she was in the state legislature, I published the columns of Rep. Stacey Newman, D-St. Louis.
I hope to find more columns from Democrats with a Missouri connection.
So about that suggestion of adding Fox News articles, thanks, but no thanks.