I was very surprised to read the Empire's April 7 edition and see the published letter from a person in Madison, Wis., in response to a Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial, who writes a very disparaging, blatantly false and personal attack against U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.
One might not expect a person living some 2,000-plus miles from Alaska to know of Ted Stevens' lifelong record of commitment to and in defense of our United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, and steadfast service to our nation and all of its citizens during and ever since his exemplary service during WWII.
However, one should reasonably expect a daily newspaper to check the veracity of letters being considered for publication and weed out the false, hateful and unfair communications which are not beneficial to our community and our society.
The Juneau Empire should consider publishing a series of feature articles on the truly extraordinary life and commitment of service to our nation by Sen. Ted Stevens.
John A. Sandor