In the Popping Off column in the March 15 Calendar, Kristine McKenna aired her negative views on the Bruce Springsteen phenomenon. Here's a sample of the heavy reader response, which ran roughly 60% to 40% against McKenna's opinion.
What makes this country great is that everyone is entitled to an opinion and, therefore, I am not upset about what McKenna has to say about Bruce Springsteen. I can only pity her.
What he has done through his records and concerts cannot be tarnished by any one writer or critic . . . even in a publication with the prestige of the Los Angeles Times.
He's given thousands the gift of hope, personal freedom and, most important, a reason to believe. And I'll tell you, Kristine, I had a hell of a lot of fun along the way.