I do not dispute one word of what your commentator Richard E. Vatz says about bias ("Liberal media bias is beyond doubt," March 18). Moreover, I always enjoy reading what he writes, look forward to more, and also hope he does books.
In addition, I note that he has a decade long-plus record behind him of annually inviting first congressman, then governor, and now former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to speak to his classes at state-funded and taxpayer-supported Towson University. This, too, is admirable. His students benefit.
That having been said, as a voter, taxpayer, and TU alumnus, I note with dismay that he also continues — year after year — to fail dismally in inviting anyone of whom I am aware from the other major political party in the Free State to present any other point of view than those held dear by Mr. Vatz and Mr. Ehrlich.
In the past, I have protested this in private and to the current Towson University president in writing. I now put it to The Sun's readers, most of whom are like me are state taxpayers: Is what he is doing different from what he preaches? I submit that it should stop. If he won't at least invite the current representative or governor representing Towson's congressional district and the state then he should go — now.
In the final analysis, Mr. Vatz is a state employee, period. Moreover, as a professor, it seems to me that he has a moral obligation to his students to present all points of view that should override whatever particular hobby horse he's riding.
Blaine Taylor, TowsonCopyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times