Lena Raphael Hampton
The Reader and its readers are fortunate to have the gifted Don Bauder, a refugee from the Union-Tribune, as one of the Reader’s most prolific and informative contributors.
I question, however, inclusion of his News Ticker article “Editorial Confinement?” among the formerly titled “Neighborhood News” features, when it offers no pretense of having a San Diego neighborhood connection, flaunting the byline “Outside San Diego.” Much worse, this article appears to contain no original reporting. If it does, the author and the editors have failed to include any evidence that the author did any first-hand reporting at all.
Did Mr. Bauder interview and obtain quotes from the anonymous Register editor or the elusive “Lynch”?
If the Reader is now willing to pay Don Bauder to digest articles about San Diego from the Los Angeles Times and New York Times, will it pay the rest of us to do the same? Sign me up!
Preposterous Plea Deal
I just read an article in the Reader titled “Down, Down, Down for the Locos” (City Lights, June 21), and I’m really pissed off. I can’t understand why these vicious assailants got a plea deal when the young man who didn’t get a plea deal. He’s dead. They should be in jail for the rest of their lives. It just makes no sense at all.