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Luis Perez’s lousy piece on the arts

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It’s refreshing to see so much attention paid to the public arts debate, but Luis Perez’s article yesterday, in which he features Kathleen Ford, should not have made it past his editor’s desk. To give Ford that kind of coverage, on an issue she has no involvement with, is unfair to the rest of the field of candidates for mayor. The argument from the Times is that Kathleen’s charge that Rick Baker acted illegally set her apart from the rest of the field, most of which agreed that Ann Wykleff should not be let go, was a unique position. Well, all of Kathleen’s positions are unique, in fact, they are so unique that no one else agrees with her. So why give her such broad coverage. Next time, Luis, you may want to call some of the other candidates for a quote.

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