The Longmont Daily Times-Call would do well to heed the words that chastised Senator Joe McCarthy, the communist witch-hunter of the 1950s: “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”
President and Editor Dean Lehman permitted an attack on Council Member Sarah Levison that far exceeded any I have yet to read in the Times-Call against a sitting council member.
The Times-Call hides behind the notion of a “public figure” exception in order to justify attacks when it suits Mr. Lehman’s fancy. I doubt very much that Mr. Lehman would permit a similar attack on his favored four. Remember, the Times-Call endorsed Baum, Santos, Witt and Sammoury in last year’s election.
The Longmont community was justifiably outraged by such an attack and has not hesitated to let both the Times-Call and Chris Rodriguez know it.