Yesterday, New York Times readers met Bob Collier, a man who did not yell while expressing at a recent town hall his concerns about health care reform (nothing in the article, though, to help readers understand whether there was anything to his calmly-stated concerns).
Found, via County Fair, another calm question-asker at a health care town hall in Reston, Virginia yesterday. Watch him politely express his particular “concern” regarding health care reform (hint: media criticism). Maybe the Times would like to profile this guy next (and, this time, address the substance of his concern)? And with this clip available, why ever is that “No compromise! No compromise! No compromise! Nuke it now!” woman from Sen. McCain’s town hall getting all the cable play?
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.