Well, if you were trying to give away Steve Dahl’s son in your column [Hot Type, July 14], you did a fine job. If you were honestly trying not to reveal it, you must really think the people who read your column are stupid. Somehow, I think you know your readers are not stupid. Nice way to screw the guy over.

And as far as Mariotti goes, one can only hope his vacation is permanent and he moves far, far away.

Keren O’Connor

S. Leavitt

Mike Miner replies:

On July 13 Steve Dahl outed his son Patrick as Jay Mariotti’s Jay the Joke tormentor, something Patrick himself should have done on his Web site.