Maybe It Really Is a Jungle Out There

Still having trouble accepting someone else's success, Larry Stewart? Your left-handed criticism of Jim Rome, whom you took to task last week for having to apologize for being too niiiiiiiice, was plainly a cheap shot and a desperate attempt to fill the final two inches of your column.

Despite your journalistic use of the first person plural, Times readers know that you alone compose the weekly collection of banal observations that make up the TV-radio column.

For the record, Jim Rome may cut loose sub-par callers from time to time, but he's never been suspended from his duties for telling a particular Raider fan to put a gun in his mouth and pull the trigger. Nor has he ever been disciplined by management for using obscenities on the air. Now that "we" think about it, next to "Smacksaw" the Huge One comes across as a regular Boy Scout.

JIM MALLON, Morro Bay

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