- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 24, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I enjoyed your Monday editorial about “Anti-Dad bias” on television. The sitcom generation stereotypes our dads as selfish, inconsiderate and unintelligent. In every show I can stand to watch, the father usually does something ignorant and tragically fumbles through the show until the all-knowing and morally diligent mother fixes things and rebukes him for his immaturity.

It doesn’t stop there, though. Look at the many cases out there that are decided before the court date. All anyone has to do on a news show is say “murder,” and the man is automatically the prime suspect. In addition, there are studies that say more than 90 percent of fathers owe moderate to small amounts of child support, and yet denied dads are labeled “deadbeat” by networks like Lifetime. Newspapers like The Washington Times make all the difference in bringing the issues to light. Keep up the good work.

LARRY COONS

Athens, Ala.

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