Saturday, May 17, 2003

room for improvement

excerpt from email last fall: "we reserve the right not to publish those letters deemed vile or scurrilous"

Function: adjective
1 a : using or given to coarse language b : being vulgar and evil
2 : containing obscenities, abuse, or slander

In The Union last Thursday, Ms. McGuire's Americans Battling Eco-terrorists ("...the internal economic war against Americans is still raging in the courts and other places...")- with two sentences about what you and I would consider eco-terrorism, all the rest was on legal attempts to restrict logging. (Update: MMG likely somewhat innocent, copy editor likely somewhat guilty)

Actually in some ways it's a comfort & makes me feel at home, if I wasn't being told that lefties are terrorists (and, it can be inferred, not Americans) how would I know for sure that I was in Nevada County? but then there was last month's anti-guncontrolactivist letter which is a little too ugly to excerpt from.

Hey paper people, if there's been a change in policy, please be explicit about it.

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