Response to Jim Garvey letter of July 17: The very first statement Garvey makes is false. The Billings Gazette neither apologized for nor pulled its endorsement of President Barack Obama in 2008.
Garvey makes only general statements like " . . . is not a responsible leader" and " . . . has shown a complete lack of responsibility and leadership . . . " These types of statements mean nothing unless clarified by use of examples.
Garvey makes charges but provides no evidence. Thus the charges have no standing, no substance.
Today, much of what the Republican Tea Party spouts is (1) inaccurate or false, (2) includes general statements with no specifics, and (3) makes charges without evidence. False, unclear statements purposely lacking in facts seek to confuse but do nothing to add to the national debate — they are only waste.