January 27, 2005
Re "Cover the Terror War as a War," Opinion, Jan. 23: Hugh Hewitt wants The Times to cover the "global war on terror" more thoroughly, like newspapers covered World War II. But such a comparison is disingenuous because 64 years ago the U.S. formally declared war before committing its armed forces to combat. Wartime appeals like Hewitt's are off the mark until he can explain why the 1st Article of the Constitution and the War Powers Act of 1973 have no bearing on the current deployment of our troops.
November 17, 2002
During the debate between the Cypress City Council and Cottonwood Christian Church, ultraconservatives (such as radio talk show hosts Larry Elder and Hugh Hewitt) kept saying that the council was not representing the will of the people. Of course, those of us who fully supported the council felt otherwise. And we were right, because on election day, all three incumbents were reelected. After viewing the actions of the church during this ordeal (they bused people to council meetings who would stand outside screaming that anyone who didn't support the church was the devil and would rot in hell)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2000
Re "Lessons From the Election," (Orange County Voices, Nov. 12): It's fun to watch Hugh Hewitt stew in his own bile, but it does raise the question of how The Times can give space to someone purporting to prove that Rep. James E. Rogan (R-Glendale) lost his seat because the networks called Florida early. What sticks in Hewitt's craw has less to do with the networks' performance than the fact that Clinton has had the last laugh--again. LEN DIAMOND Westminster I frequently watch Hugh Hewitt and Kerman Maddox discuss politics on "Life and Times Tonight."
August 7, 1999
What happened to the great trio of Patt Morrison, Kerman Maddox and Hugh Hewitt on "Life & Times Tonight" on KCET (Morning Report, July 8)? They have been an integral part of the evening segment, preceded by the "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer." The continuity in programming is admirable, and the quality of news and commentary unmatched. In contrast to other news and commentary programs, which are raucous, with shouting matches, this team has a perfect balance; they respect each other's point of view, and present the spectrum of state and local events with a thoroughness and professionalism that is to be commended.
March 13, 1999
Howard Rosenberg beat us to it (" 'Life & Times' Goes Dangerously Adrift," March 3). We have been gearing up to write to KCET, which we support with our mouths and our money. "Life & Times" had been the only local news we could tolerate, until now. Jerry Nachman has proven himself to be rude, obnoxious and annoying, interrupting his guests, interjecting his own views instead of listening to his guests. Please return the program to its professional quality. HERBERT and SYLVIA LAMONT Gardena I couldn't agree more with Rosenberg's strong comments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1998 |
Hugh Hewitt--attorney, Chapman University law professor, co-host of KCET's "Life & Times Tonight"--has issued his religious manifesto. "The Embarrassed Believer" (Word Books, 1998; 206 pages, $19.99) exhibits both Hewitt's acute intelligence and his propensity to see the world through conservative religious lenses.