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Letters to the Editor

Appropriate call letters for Walsh’s radio program

To the Editor:

Regarding the article, ”Walsh gets talk radio show,” it appears appropriate that the radio station Mr. Walsh will broadcast from is named WIND, because Walsh can certainly push a lot of air once he begins talking.

Walsh stated a goal: “I intend to do with this program what I did as a U.S. congressman – speak plainly, speak directly, not worry about political correctness.” No changes there. I don’t remember Walsh accomplishing much as a congressman, but he, of course, did do a lot of talking and complaining and acting angry. Now Walsh will do more of the same on the airwaves and receive his salary from corporate funds instead of from taxpayers.

Walsh said that at the radio station, he will “engage in respectful, engaging debate with all viewpoints.” Now, that’s a change. Walsh will be “respectful.” Yet, the article stated, he generated controversy throughout his term, shouting at constituents during a town hall meeting. Has Walsh turned over a new leaf?

Lastly, Walsh said, the show will be a “great platform to grow a freedom movement which is already gaining momentum right here in Illinois.” Not sure what Walsh means by that. I don’t know if the “freedom movement” will translate into the Republicans winning elections, winning a majority in Springfield or winning the White House. That would be realistic and pragmatic. Or, is Walsh talk, talk, talking again about something that is demagogic, nebulous, and a way for him to secure those high ratings for national syndication?

Jim Bauman

Crystal Lake

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