Quayle and `Murphy Brown again

It is disturbing to see the mainstream media echo Dan Quayle's claims of unjustified ridicule regarding his views on single-parent families in the article ``Both Conservatives and Liberals Decry Rapid Increase in Single-Parent Families,'' Sept. 13.

Mr. Quayle's 1992 remarks on the TV show ``Murphy Brown'' were in response to the Los Angeles riot, which was an act of political violence protesting a grievous miscarriage of justice. It was Quayle's equation of the riot with a fictional TV character that drew the ridicule - to claim otherwise is an attempt to rewrite history. Richard Gleaves, San Diego

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