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  •  Be interesting if they answer. I sent one to a (2+ / 0-)
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    reporter with a very easily confirmed major blunder, somewhat along the lines of "The Washington Monument, in East Potomac Park . . ." (fabricated illustration, though it would no longer surprise me in print) in scope and never got a peep.

    I too still take the print copy, partly to support a semi-sane voice in the capital city, but ever since the decision to abolish the ombudsman in favor of "other accountability" I've had a feeling the paper really is not that interested in correcting some pretty terrible reporting. It does well on the major stories, but some of the stuff in there must be written by the "C u their" texting crowd that "fact check" with Wikipedia as the ultimate reference.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 06:01:21 AM PST

    •  Doubt they will answer (0+ / 0-)

      only other time I've e-mailed writers was in response to an article in the Sunday opinion section.  This was during the 2008 primary season and the two writers laid out in a very nice, coherent, well reasoned manner why they supported Hillary Clinton.  I wrote back and stated my reasons for supporting Obama.  They wrote back, very graciously, thanked me for my input and said they respected my POV.  

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