July 26, 1986
I am becoming increasingly annoyed at seeing John McEnroe knocked in your newspaper. Over the years, Jim Murray has taken obvious pleasure ripping McEnroe, as has Scott Ostler. The former can be forgiven to some degree because he'll rip anyone and anything. Scott Ostler, too, has repeatedly shown a remarkable ignorance toward athletes and professional sports in his columns, but I have attributed his ludicrous assertions and opinions to some pathetic attempt at comic relief. After reading Grahame L. Jones' piece on McEnroe, however, I realize it is your paper that has taken an anti-McEnroe stance.
September 20, 1987
Gary Hart led no double life, but Gail Sheehy certainly has (witness her September Vanity Fair article on Gary Hart). Who would have thought that a writer holding herself out as one of our more thoughtful, intelligent pop psychologists would in fact be an irresponsible and maniacal character assassin bent on destroying the reputation of a gifted and inspiring future leader? Sheehy is a bizarre person on a bizarre vendetta for bizarre reasons. It is preposterous for The Times to take her seriously.
May 17, 1997
It's appropriate that Rupert Murdoch and Fox should be buying the Dodgers, since the explanation for the bizarre inconsistency of the Dodger offense could be explained only on "The X Files." KEN MARCUS Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1990
Regarding the pharmaceutical crisis in the Soviet Union (Column One, Oct. 18): It seems a bizarre state of affairs, indeed, when both the know-how and the raw ingredients exist to create pharmaceutical products, yet a vast number of people in a huge geographical arena go without basic medicines. It is also bizarre that hunger coexists with large surpluses of food and that homelessness is a protracted condition for millions, while one-third of the construction force (in the U.S.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1997
Since the bizarre O.J. Simpson car chase, it's becoming a too-frequent event to see all the local TV stations spending an hour or so covering more of these activities. We see these many jerks being followed by myriad police cars and news helicopters. The dangers and nuisance created for so many drivers by these dumb and dangerous characters warrant prompt action by our dedicated police. Why not ask the media to quit exploiting these actions, since for some numskulls it just promotes more bizarre acts.
April 11, 2008 |
A jury convicted an iconic civil rights figure of incest after concluding that he had sex with his teenage daughter 15 years ago. The Rev. James L. Bevel, 71, a former top lieutenant to Martin Luther King Jr., faces up to 20 years in prison. The four-day trial in Loudoun County Circuit Court included bizarre testimony about Bevel's philosophies for eradicating lust, and parents' duty to "sexually orient" their children.