NRA masters art of publicity deflection
Letters to the Editor April 22, 2013 5:44PM
Updated: May 24, 2013 6:16AM
If I were asked to give public relations advice to the NRA on fending off legislation that might inconvenience gun owners and cut into sales, it would be the classic “change the subject” tactic. Talk about anything but guns as a cause of the nation’s high homicide rates. The broken mental-health system is a natural subject. Violence in the movies is another. No need to get behind politically difficult measures to address such problems. Just talk about them. Seems to be working.
Thomas W. Evans, Mundelein
Field of Dreams needs no instant replay
A Jumbotron and LED ribbon would mostly ruin the ambience of Wrigley Field. Put the emphasis on the fans and the historic ballpark; it is not about whether the Ricketts family or the rooftop owners win. I would like my children to be able to witness baseball at Wrigley Field the way it has been. A field of dreams does not need instant replay.
Stephen M. Cook, Wrigleyville
It’s true: In denial on abortion
I applaud Star Parker on her column on Saturday — “We are in denial about abortion.” What went on in the clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, now on trial in Pennsylvania, occurs in many clinics on a daily basis. Abortion is a gruesome procedure done in many unsafe clinics. Thank you, Ms. Parker, for informing us about what really happens in abortion clinics.
Sheila McNulty, Portage Park
Marin spouts feminist blather
Carol Marin once again spouts her extreme liberal feminist anti-Catholic diatribe against leaders of the Catholic Church in her Sunday column. Her claim, that women religious have been shepherding the church for centuries and that leaders of the church give these women no respect, lacks credibility.
She falsely claims that the Vatican is intent on its takeover of the women religious leadership. She’s delusional when she thinks anyone would insist that nuns should obsess on birth control and abortion as a way to control women and their choices.