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Poor taste in humor

October 11, 2007

Re "Judging by the laughter, they're guilty, Opinion, Oct. 7

When I first started reading, I thought Brad Dickson simply didn't realize that any incident is bound to invite public comments -- humorous and otherwise. That's what America's freedom of thought and speech is all about. Then I read on and found that he wrote the jokes he's complaining about; Dickson's true hypocrisy is bleeding these unfortunate incidents for all his paychecks, then complaining bitterly about his material being unfair to the subjects. He should have refused at the very beginning. Most intelligent people will enjoy the comedy for what it is and still arrive at the proper conclusion, like criticizing a baseball game in progress but still accepting the outcome.

Arnold Wong

Monterey Park

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Thank you for publishing Dickson's commentary on Jay Leno using "comedy" to declare suspects guilty before, during or after a trial.

Leno flagrantly disrespects the judicial system and incites public opinion that disregards what those in the courtroom have determined. In addition to using "comedy" to convict people in the court of public opinion, I have also found Leno to be mean-spirited to those people who are overweight, homosexual or have cats. His comedic hit list is probably longer, but I engaged in my right to vote and permanently changed channels.

Susan Reimers

Los Angeles

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