'Chronicle' Biased, Ignorant, Insulting, Appalling, and Dumb

RECEIVED Thu., Dec. 4, 2003

As a former journalist, reading your "news" magazine is insulting.
   I see the Chronicle's crusade in the Dec. 5 cover story as a slap in the face to good journalism ["Women Dig In"]. There was no balance. Your coverage of the "anti-abortion" side was paltry and highly patronizing.
   I don't have enough space to describe the myriad ways it is appalling, other than to point out one small, pathetic example of unneeded editorializing: "As the right-wing assault on reproductive health care rights continues ..."
   Great. Your biased, ignorant viewpoint will be lauded by the choir of Range Rover-driving liberals in Austin! Kudos.
   I will avoid your publication from now on. If that's your mission, to attract only the liberal-minded, rabid Austinites who shop at boutiques but preach equality and eco-friendliness, I want no part in supporting it.
   Keep Austin Weird! (And dumb.)
Chad Barwick
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