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Letter: A front page full of drivel

Excuse me while I wipe off the spray. I’m just finishing Sunday’s front-page story in The Aspen Times, “Lewis remains an icon for human and civil rights.”

The article extols Congressman John Lewis, who is currently in Aspen “promoting his latest book,” as I read. Lewis also has been pushing a very partisan political agenda, as I do not read.

My point is to bemoan the omission. Any self-respecting tabloid’s front page should at least attempt impartiality, should it not? And, especially when telling about active and vocal politicians, to display some concern for the substance of their politics.

All I learned about Lewis is how heroic he once was for civil rights and how active he is today in efforts which apparently no one opposes and which must excite and inspire everyone, without exception, if only we could learn what they are. But all this will unfold in profusion, no doubt, once we buy that book.

Enough with the icons and idols. Still dripping with front-page slobber, I ask that you insert a few facts in the news you present there. Save the drool for advertisements and the Commentary page.

Chris King


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