Regarding the Sunday column "Grass-roots letters are sometimes 'Astroturf' ": Members of the news media project they are the real pundits.
In my opinion most media personnel are somewhat arrogant. If you want real news that takes no position, listen to CSPAN with no commercials. If you want conservative media news, read Washington Times online.
If you want conservative news on talk radio, listen to Rush Limbaugh.
If you want drivel, read most of the liberal press.