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BUSINESS
October 28, 1990
Your article, "Japan's Money Troubles Begin to Jolt U.S. Economy" (Oct. 18), noted that "Japanese money has supported everything from the U.S. budget deficit to expansion of the urban skylines." In spite of this, one hears strong criticism of the Japanese and their financial activity in the United States. I am not pro-Japanese, but I feel the criticism of Japan is biased. No criticism is heard about the British who have been quietly making the largest direct investments in the United States.
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SPORTS
July 12, 1986
I am outraged that these two young men, (Len) Bias and (Don) Rogers, are held up as objects of heroism and role models, when in reality they were uneducated jerks, hobnobbing with a criminal element and indulging in illegal behavior. Face it--they achieved their just rewards. WILLIAM GEORGE Los Angeles
SPORTS
August 14, 2004
While perusing the "Daily Trojan Football" column in The Times, a.k.a. the "USC Report," I came upon the blurb that mentioned Mike Garrett's soon-to-arrive twins. Might I suggest that he name them National and Championship, as USC and Mr. Garrett seem to feel free labeling things that way lately. Bob Arranaga Los Angeles Will your bias and "advocate journalism" for UCLA by your sports department ever end? Case in point: No. 1 USC opened its fall football practice last week and got a small front page article with no picture.
NEWS
March 16, 1989
I read with great interest "Teachers Charge Sports Sex Bias at Duarte School" (Times, Feb. 16). The girls basketball team is alloted one hour of practice time in the school gym while the boys have three hours. The boys' locker room has a whirlpool, an ice machine and a washer (and) dryer. The girls do not. A devoted teacher, Corrine DeJong, recognized the discrimination. The California Teachers Assn. has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
SPORTS
December 15, 2002 | Chuck Culpepper, Newsday
Eleven score and six years ago, our founding parents brought forth upon this Earth a new nation, and after such a chore they felt really tired, so they stayed put near the Atlantic. Years later, they realized the land stretched some 3,000 miles to the west, but most of them had kids, thus no energy left for crossing two mountain ranges. And so years after that, Western college football teams lacked for regard amid an Eastern bias of non-sinister origins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1995
Myra Pollack Sadker, 52, who pioneered research showing that American schools discriminate against girls. Last year, she and her husband, David M. Sadker, published "Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls." A native of Portland, Me., Mrs. Sadker earned her bachelor's degree at Boston University, her master's degree at Harvard and doctorate at the University of Massachusetts. She spent most of her career teaching at American University, where she also served as dean of education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2001
Re "Los Alamos Tunnel Vision," editorial, Aug. 15: One would think The Times might be a bit more concerned about the transfer of our nuclear warhead design secrets to a foreign power than whether an airtight legal case was brought against a nuclear scientist in the employ of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. A scientist, by the way, who is known to have spent years surreptitiously copying nuclear secrets from classified computer tapes onto unclassified media and who was willing to spend 279 days in solitary confinement rather than reveal what he subsequently did with the copied media.
NEWS
May 20, 1994
Regarding "An Unfair Test for Girls?" (May 11), I am a little tired of reading how "Reliance on standardized test scores as the sole factor in choosing National Merit semifinalists will again cheat girls out of tuition aid they have earned by their superior academic performance." Is it just possible that girls "earn" higher grades because of bias on the part of teachers, and objective standardized tests merely bear this out? ANDREW NOBLE Porterville
OPINION
July 29, 2008
Re "In study, evidence of liberal-bias bias," July 27 James Rainey writes that there isn't as much bias in the media as many claim because although there are many more news stories on Barack Obama, many of them are negative. That may be well and good, but as the saying goes, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Recently, I went to latimes.com to check out the number of times the two candidates' names appeared on the home page. Obama's name was mentioned eight times, and John McCain's name was mentioned once.
OPINION
October 19, 2004
Re "A Tone-Deaf Broadcaster," editorial, Oct. 15: As an independent, I feel it is the height of hypocrisy for you to be criticizing the Sinclair Broadcasting Group for behavior that The Times practices on a daily basis. Though your editorials have always been skewed, your reporting has now become highly partisan via commission and omission. You may have passed the New York Times in allowing a liberal bias to seep into your pages. I suggest you read Bernard Goldberg's book on the media's liberal bias and look in the mirror.
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