CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1992
The Times published a photo that was carefully framed and cropped to give the false impression that the majority of citizens present at a meeting were in favor of the monorail for the Ventura Freeway. I was at that meeting and a woman who attempted to hand out placards that read "I'm a fan of monorail" was able to persuade only 22 people to wave the signs, less than one-tenth of those in attendance. JON HARTMANN Los Angeles
December 31, 2008 |
Washington lobbyist Vicki L. Iseman sued the New York Times for $27 million over an article that she says gave the false impression that she had an affair with Arizona Sen. John McCain in 1999. In February, as McCain was seeking the Republican presidential nomination, the newspaper reported that McCain aides once worried that the relationship between Iseman and McCain had turned romantic. Iseman filed suit in Richmond. The newspaper stood by the story.
July 28, 1985
I take exception to your printing of only negative letters regarding Robert Hilburn's article from Paris about Bruce Springsteen's popularity in France (Calender Letters, July 14). The decision to publish five negative letters gives the false impression of an anti-Springsteen backlash! Everyone I know from 15 to 55 is a Springsteen fan! What's not to like? The man's a musical genius. He doesn't smoke, drink, do drugs, pose nude or break up hotel rooms. He donates generously to charities, flaunts his patriotism; he's sporting a clean-cut, clean shaven, healthy, well-built appearance--why, he even married his girlfriend!
September 28, 1986
The real reason bands like Billy & the Beaters, Jack Mack & the Heart Attack and other bands of equal caliber are ignored by the record companies is so simple and stupid that nobody wants to admit it ("Bar Bands Make the Rounds," by Don Snowden, Sept. 21): No matter that the type of music played by these bands is very popular all over the country in almost every bar in the country, the simple truth is the people who hold the power at the record labels just don't like this kind of music.
June 1, 2005
Your May 20 editorial, "Touched By the Angels," misses the point of my legislation, AB 1041, which would require the Los Angeles Angels baseball team and other professional sports teams within the state that do not play the majority of their games in the geographic location used in their name to print a disclaimer on all their tickets, advertisements and promotional materials. The bill is meant to bring attention to the deceptive attempt by Angels' ownership to give the false impression that the team plays in Los Angeles, while at the same time helping to ensure that the Anaheim taxpayers receive their fair due. The residents of Anaheim paid millions of dollars -- through a substantial rent reduction on the Anaheim Stadium lease -- to have Anaheim prominently attached to the Angels' team name.
June 1, 2008
Re "Give the rich my $600," Opinion, May 26 Please tell Barbara Garson that I will happily take her $600 and put it to good use (most likely by contributing it to charity). She is clearly under the false impression that, as one of the "rich," I have been given money by our government. I can assure her that our government has never given me a penny. She must be very confused as to what "give" means if she thinks that lowering my taxes from $100,000 to $90,000 is giving me anything -- even if others' taxes are only lowered from $10,000 to $9,000 (or, more probably, $7,000)