With the Kansas Star I can imagine it would feel pretty great to get a response conceding that you indeed have a point, but I think you are flogging a dead horse.
Valiantly, but still futilely...
Going back to your idea of your own site:
I think the idea is good, but you'd need to design it in such a way that it does not become another site where the converted gather to read like-minded views, but rather something that will pique the interest of every end of the spectrum to get to those we want to convince...
No easy task!
You cannot wake someone who is pretending to sleep. Stop pretending. Wake up.
Freedom: Please enjoy responsibly.