Reader's View: Foundation doesn't seem liberal
The easiest thing anyone can do when facts are not on their side is hide behind a convenient conspiracy theory and claim the other side is wrong and only they know the truth.
For those who insist the Annenberg Foundation was designed by FactCheck.org to promote liberal views, I provide these quotes from Wikipedia:
• "After Richard M. Nixon was elected President, he appointed Annenberg ambassador to the Court of St James's in the UK."
• "Annenberg led a lavish lifestyle. His Sunnylands winter estate in Rancho Mirage, California (near Palm Springs), hosted gatherings with such people as President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, (and) Charles, Prince of Wales."
• "Annenberg introduced President Reagan to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and the Reagans often celebrated New Year's Eve with the Annenbergs. President Ronald Reagan named Leonore Annenberg the State Department's Chief of Protocol in early 1981. Sunnylands covers 400 acres (1.6 km2), guard-gated on a 650-acre (2.6 km2) parcel surrounded by a stucco wall at the northwest corner of Frank Sinatra Drive and Bob Hope Drive."
Funny, but many biographical websites actually contain exactly the same information. So they must all be wrong? I must be wrong? And we all must be wrong — if we dare to think that someone else might actually know the truth, even if they're right?
Hmm, think someone who rubbed elbows with Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Richard Nixon, Bob Hope, and Bing Crosby was a liberally biased Democrat? I didn't think so.
Pete W. Johnson