Calling to your readers' attention Rep. Jim Hansen's misstep in announcing he had a deal with the devil, when he really didn't, in an editorial (Sept. 21) does not absolve Deseret News editors of a responsibility to print news that is factually based and thoroughly checked. Your reporter is as guilty of shoddy journalism as Rep. Hansen is of unwarranted chest-pounding.

Mike MatzExecutive director

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance