By Jon Keller

BOSTON (CBS) – Communication implies an exchange, and I’ve never been a big fan of strictly one-way exchanges, have you?

So when you speak out, it matters, and we do listen. Because we never want to lose a listener or viewer, as I apparently did with Wednesday’s commentary.

A gentleman wrote to say he’d enjoyed listening to me on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 over the years. “You always seemed a guy who told both sides of the story,” he says.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:

“But over the years I notice when the Republicans are guilty of something, you’ll throw in your little ‘Democrats and Republicans are both bad’ disclaimer at the end. Then when Democrats have screwed up, you will make a point of regurgitating the disclaimer [and] watering down the gravity of the charges….”

The last straw, apparently, was Wednesday’s commentary on Benghazi, in which I protested against being misled about the facts of war by my government during Vietnam, Iraq II, and now the Libyan fiasco.

He writes: “There is absolutely NO Republican culpability in this story and it sickened me to hear you start ranting about past mistakes of the Republicans when the story you were commenting on was a coverup by the Democrats on the scale of Watergate.”

His conclusion: “You Jon are a shill for the left and you don’t even know it.”

Well, sir, if you’re listening, thank you for the note.

I am sorry I upset you.

I will take your admonition to heart and re-double my efforts to be fair and non-partisan.

But you should know you’ve probably just given the laugh of the day to some of our left-leaning listeners and viewers.

And there’s nothing wrong with that. Because I’d rather both you and they kept listening to keep me honest if I ever become a shill for either side.

And if you ARE reading this, I’ll take it as a positive sign that you weren’t quite as offended as your e-mail implied.


You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.


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