In a Jan. 30 letter to the editor titled “Fox News exposed,” the writer makes reference to Fox News as being a “danger to our democracy.”

Really? Is this an appropriate attitude of one who values democracy?

I think not.

Since when is free speech a danger to democracy? Whatever happened to the wisdom of Voltaire, who said, “I do not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

There’s a reason Fox News has been rated the No. 1 news channel for the past 12 years.

The left-leaning media simply will not report in-depth on news that’s unfavorable to the Obama administration, including, but not limited to, the IRS scandal, the Benghazi fiasco, Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious caper, the administration’s failure to prosecute the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation in Philadelphia, and the list goes on and on.

Fox News should not be the only source of one’s news. No single news source should be. But without Fox, depending solely on liberal mainstream media’s abbreviated reporting, one would be greatly under-informed.

Our country is at a crucial crossroads in a struggle between individual freedom and the rise of statism.

I urge all Americans to listen to all news sources with an open mind and make intelligent and informed decisions.

A.R. Woodward

Savannah Highway

Charleston