Letter from an editor to his readers who are cancelling subscriptions today as they vote the straight Republican ticket.
We – and we alone – dropped the ball on the Kerry story
In Wednesday’s edition of North Carolina’s Star-News, we inadvertently omitted an important story (wrote the editor).
But don’t blame The New York Times.
Response to Sen. John Kerry‘s comments about our troops in Iraq set off a firestorm of controversy Tuesday. The story picked up steam throughout the evening as news talk show hosts and political pundits took him to task for saying this:
“You know, education – if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
Many of you noticed coverage of the story wasn’t in this newspaper. And you let us have it – via phone calls and e-mails – with appropriate and justified agitation.
I apologize for that. We shouldn’t have missed it.
Yeah, right. That’s the kind of lie today’s sophisticated readers won’t accept anymore. Not with 24/7 coverage by bloggers who don’t get their paychecks from the New York Times and the elite, liberal crowd.