November 15, 1996 |
Reluctantly, here is the mail. The opinions of yours truly are so infinitely wise and brilliantly expressed that you expect these pearls of intellect to go unchallenged. But no! There are always some readers who foolishly think they know better. Take the first of today's excerpted letters, for example. It defiantly rebuts a column of mine (one I personally found to be dazzling) that lamented the decision to exclude TV from the civil trial of O.J. Simpson. And the second letter attacks my gleaming treatise on the new Fox News Channel.
July 29, 1995
That great picture of John Daly and his wife on your sports section front page this morning [July 24] reflects what golf truly is--torture! CHARLES ISAACS, Los Angeles Equally enjoyable as watching John Daly decimate the links of St. Andrews was reading Jim Murray's weeklong chronicle of the goings on across the pond. Murray describing the vagaries of the wind-swept golf course and the frailties of those players trying to conquer it was pure Keats in a sports jacket. Neither Campbell's miracle bunker shot on 17, nor Rocca's endless putt on 18 nor Daly's 35-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole could have been any more clutch than Murray's performance in Scotland.
October 4, 1992
The article on English brings up the old question about how liberal a liberal Democrat should be. Independent production can be rough, and non-union crafts have often been a major part of the cure. However, it presents a dilemma for a woman like English, who seems to welcome being high-profile. Shall she embrace the claimed policy of the Democratic Party and support labor, the working man and woman, the blue collars, or think of profit and be the hard-nosed employer, businesswoman--slave to the almighty dollar?
February 23, 1991
Re "A Love Song to the Troops" by Steve Hochman, Feb. 12: If I understand correctly, the money from the "Voices That Care" video will go to "the groups supporting the troops and their families." Will this include groups that support the troops but not the war? I found a lot of waffling going on in the article, indicated by statements such as "regardless of how I feel about this (war), I want people over there to know we are for them" and "we all have private (political) feelings, but I'm keeping mine to myself."
January 26, 1991
Re Rosenberg's "Putting a Face on War," Jan. 15: So "what TV has done best . . . is put a human face on the war." No. What TV has done best is to present an avalanche of negatives to undermine the will of the people and wither support for our troops, our purpose and our country. We have met the enemy and they are in our newsrooms. CHARLES ISAACS Los Angeles
November 18, 1990
I looked forward to a review on President Reagan's book and what did I find? A litany of hate from Reagan-basher Reeves. Really an even-handed idea of yours to have Mr. Bias himself review it. CHARLES ISAACS LOS ANGELES