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Paul Belden’s article “Backyard Barbecue” (7/11) was a poor example of journalism. The article was unbalanced, pointless, and grossly misleading. What is it with Belden? Did he get the uncontrollable urge to smear one of the few remaining credible politicians left in the city? Why?

You and your readers should know that despite the “single-issue whiners,” the “more vocal watchdogs,” and various assorted detractors, Jack Evans enjoys a solid, loyal, and broad base of support throughout Ward 2. For the record, Jack Evans has proved to be responsive and responsible toward his widely diverse constituents.