November 16, 2005
Re "Times Plans New Op-Ed Lineup," Nov. 11 I am disgusted. I am appalled. In fact, I am enraged! Slowly but surely, an interesting and balanced opinion section has been eviscerated. It is not even a shadow of its former, engaging self. Interesting commentary has been replaced by mediocre columnists and a plethora of cartoons. The coup de grace comes with the replacing of columnist Robert Scheer and editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez. What a sad day for Los Angeles! FRANCES SOLO Los Angeles In your misguided effort to silence the critics and move to the center, you have taken one great step toward mediocrity.