A wise person once taught me to make sure I was well-informed before I criticized or expressed an opinion on any topic.
Although I have not always followed that advice, I remember it when I am embarrassed by a hasty judgment or incorrect declaration I make because of lack of information. I immediately recalled this advice when I read the letter from B. Reyes on Wednesday.
This reader claims that he came across the I.V. Press over the Internet and decided that the paper does not have "true" journalists because it printed an article about the DA's daughter earning a place on the dean's list at her university. If writing about our sons and daughters in the newspaper is "kissing up," then we must all be really important people here in the Valley, because the I.V. Press continuously applauds the achievements of our youth.
There are weekly write-ups on those graduating from boot camps, those earning local academic and athletic recognition, and those who have left for universities and make the dean's list, among other honors.