To the editors:
Ken Towers, executive editor of the Sun-Times, in a statement in his paper said that the dismissed Ann Gerber was hired as a free-lance "society columnist" [Hot Type, June 9]. Towers knew, or should have known, that Ann Gerber was a "gossip columnist." For in every publication of her column in the Sun-Times was the word, in bold print, "Gossip," "Gossip," "Gossip."
Gossip: Groundless Rumor