Letters to the Editor

Circling shark?

June 17, 2010

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To the editor:

While thoroughly enjoying Kansas University’s success in basketball and, occasionally, football, I have never been a fan of the university’s overall elitist attitude. That said, Dolph Simons’ latest Saturday Column reminded me of a journalist who either has tons more inside information about KU than us common folk or a bitter reporter who has been left out of the loop, perhaps for good reason.

Reading the entire article, I found little useful information beyond assumptions on which to substantiate the positions taken, one of journalism’s cornerstones. Of course, it’s his pen and his paper and this is commentary. Does the picture of a shark in the water circling its kill come to mind? As a retired teacher and administrator, I’m reminded of the old saying, “Never get into an argument with a person who buys their ink by the barrel.” I hope the paper continues to arrive at my door every day. I read almost all of it, especially the funnies.

Comments

BigAl 5 years, 1 month ago

Well stated. After reading the original article, I thought it was more a childish rant than anything.

anon1958 5 years, 1 month ago

The Journal-World deserves a failing grade when it comes to investigative reporting but historically the KU administration, both academic and athletic, are a nasty bunch of bullies and hypocrites. I am sure Dolph has plenty of reasons and knows many people that have a bad KU taste in their mouth. His antipathy toward KU is a natural result of having many contacts in the Lawrence community.

I find his rants rather tepid and ineffective compared to what he could be doing with what he should know.

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