CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1989
The outrageous award to Hudson's lover is just another example of society's gay bashing. In this case, the man was dead before the bashing even started, making the incident less painful to him but not to America's other 24 million gays. The risk taken by Christian was no different than that taken by every gay man when he has sex. One must assume that every partner is a potential carrier and take the appropriate precautions. As to his "emotional distress," it does seem as Hudson's lawyers pointed out that Christian has turned his "distress" into a profitable talk-show career.
June 15, 2005
Re "Editor's Note," editorial page, June 12: The ongoing change in The Times in the format of the editorial page will do little to comfort the readers who focus on content. Readers who make it to the editorials, or those of us who go there first, deserve better than Sunday's example of the usual Bush bashing in your front-page African piece and Michael Kinsley's Iraq negative redundancy. Jack Weber Oxnard
June 18, 2000
Your June 11 editorial, "Romer Needs a Fast Start," on the one hand decries "entrenched career bureaucrats and administrators" in the Los Angeles Unified School District and on the other hand implies astonishment that "even administrators and principals" are unionized. You then go on to urge weakening of the district's unions. Alas, The Times began the 20th century fighting unions and ends the century fighting unions. GENE R. TOUCHET Cathedral City Teacher bashing, union bashing, public school bashing--they've managed to damage a good school system in many other cities.
August 30, 1992
In Ellen Goodman's column (Aug. 21), she seems to be making a statement about "fairness" in bashing. It is her opinion that Hillary Clinton is being unfairly bashed. Well, Ellen, you apparently did not read The Times Column One ("First Lady Takes the Gloves Off," Aug. 19), in which nearly two full pages were used to unfairly bash Mrs. Bush. MRS. EDMEE MAYER Escondido
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1990
Tom Clancy has been noted for his technical accuracy in his exciting novels. So it was with great disappointment that I noted his shallow article (Opinion, April 1) had no other apparent intent than to "bash" the U.S.-Japan relationship and all those who are trying to make it workable. Clancy states, "We are the customer--what right does Japan have telling us what is wrong with America?" Does he not know of the negotiations of the Structural Impediments Initiative? The United States is telling Japan what is wrong with them, which by the way I support.