Having read J. Peder Zane for many years in The N&O’s book section, I was hopeful he would prove to be a fresh addition to the Other Opinion page. What a disappointment!
His latest screed against Sen. Kay Hagan was nothing more than a cliche-ridden, ham-handed hit piece (“ Hagan’s done aplenty – just plenty bad,” Oct. 22).
Attributing to Hagan the responsibility for ISIS, Ebola, the IRS “scandal,” Benghazi and “cash for clunkers” was deeply dishonest. It reflects Zane’s continuing obsession with an endless string of right-wing conspiracy theories, most of which have been disproven.
Zane’s writing is characterized by a level of bitterness that is thoroughly repellant.