Letter: Column is just more mudslinging

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I found the March 1 column “My buddy Benton is at it again,” about state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, written by Editor Lou Brancaccio, to be banal — anyone can (and many do) sling mud. It had the feel more of a personal attack than news, which is disappointing because if the accusations in the column are indeed fact, had they been presented objectively with references, the column would have been much more useful to readers in accomplishing the writer’s objective of replacing Benton.

I would love to see a future follow-on piece that factually defends the vitriol of Brancaccio’s rant.

Dave Keller

Vancouver