The Statesman’s Monday, June 19 column by Hugh Hewitt was the most reasonable, sensible piece I have read in your publication in two years. One of Hewitt’s points was that there is an ever-shrinking gap in the U.S. press between real news, hard news, such as the attempted murder of Rep. Steve Scalise and other Republican congressmen; and on the other hand the endless babble of innuendo and speculation generated by “unnamed sources” from inside the D.C. Beltway. The result is more and more non-news in our national press and the disappearance of truth and credibility from it. But what makes Hewitt’s piece so remarkable is that the Statesman (The Washington Post/New York Times Idaho edition) actually printed it.
Pat Jameson, Boise