Donnelly interview insensitive

03/17/2014 11:03 AM

03/17/2014 11:26 AM

Re "Donnelly's passion fills his life" (A1, March 15): My name is Nikita Kostyuk and I am a college student at Sacramento State. The article on Tim Donnelly's gun history is a disgrace for an established newspaper like The Sacramento Bee. Journalists should report on the issues, not the personal struggles of a candidate's immediate family. It is irrelevant and inappropriate to ask a candidate about their brother's suicide that happened 14 years ago. It is even more outrageous to ask the same candidate whether or not they contemplated suicide themselves.

I sincerely hope that in the future, The Sacramento Bee will choose to focus on things and issues that matter to everyday Californians, instead of attempting to portray Republican candidates as crazy gun nuts.

-- Nikita Kostyuk, Sacramento

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