Paul Whitefield’s op-ed in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times hits a low point even for that rapidly collapsing paper. Judge for yourself, but the Vietnam veterans who called the program today after I read it in its entirety were not amused.
Mr. Whitefield declined the opportunity to appear on the program.
You can cancel you subscription via 1-800-252-9141.
It is possible that Mr. Whitefield is a 60-something Vietnam vet, but I am betting he’s around 30, graduated from a small liberal arts college, and knows no one in the military today, much less any Vietnam veterans.
My other guess is that his e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: An e-mail from Dan in Burbank:
I’m embarrassed to admit that I actually subscribed to the LA Times (only 3 days a week), but I just redeemed myself and canceled!! I made sure that I spoke to a live person, and their supervisor so they knew exactly why I was canceling my subscription. I informed them that as much as I dislike the Times, I would re-subscribe the minute that Mr. Whitefield prints an apology. I advised them how upset I was over the insulting comments made towards Vietnam Vets. The people that I talked to seemed to be familiar with the reason that I was calling. Your listeners must be calling. I’m not a Vet, since I too graduated from High School in 1974, but my brother did serve in Nam and no, he doesn’t own a Harley, yes, he does have his teeth….ect.Keep up the good work.