My Fox News reference in the comment was actually in response to your “cacophony of left-wing talking points,” quote, because Fox News has used that same phrase before and it didn’t seem coincidental that you were using it. I’d argue that the phrase left wing talking points is, to put it in your own words, a “tired, old, and weak put down,” one that I hear incessantly on right-wing news outlets.

I’m glad to hear you’re an optimist. It’s rare to find one these days. And it’s totally fine that you didn’t find “some sort of insight worth thinking about and evaluating” in my piece. Totally fine. 363 other people did find something worth thinking about and evaluating (the stats show an average of almost 10 claps per individual, total of 3,310 claps thus far). I don’t expect everything I write to reach or resonate with everyone. In fact, if I don’t receive criticism as a writer, then I’m doing something wrong.

Also just wanted to clarify that nowhere did I accuse you of attacking me as a person. I questioned your motive for leaving a comment, and I said your critique was not useful. But I don’t mind criticism at all, especially when it’s useful.

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