Wednesday, August 03, 2016

My Letter Gets Published

You'll recall I sent a letter to the Del Norte Triplicate in regards their editorial encouraging people up there to vote. I suggested they have it backwards.

Looks like they published my letter which surprised me as most papers call to verify authenticity of writers and I don't recall getting a phone call.

8 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You failed to make a case for why people not voting would result in a better outcome. All you did was complain.

 
At 3:51 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Maybe, but I feel I just pointed out voting is a double edged sword. Not all that is good comes from voting.

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I might add the editorial suggested "being part of the solution" by voting. That would suggest any existing problems are at least in part the result of voting. Thus voting could do just as much harm as good.

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

Congratulations Fred! The point of your letter seemed clear to me. 😃

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Took me a long time to realize I blew it. Hours after I made this post, I noticed I'd used the wrong date in the letter. The editorial wasn't from June7. It was toward the end of July, perhaps July 31. Oooops!

 
At 3:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be too surprised. I've found that many small publications don't have the time and inclination to verify every letter to the editor. Modern business practice, I would guess.

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"many small publications don't have the time and inclination to verify every letter to the editor. Modern business practice, I would guess."

I've read the San Francisco Chronicle gets an average of 800 letters on Mondays, which would seem to be hard to keep up with. I've had 2 1/2 letter published in the Chronicle and they called me each time, even asking to make sure my letter hadn't been published elsewhere. Seems they don't like being subject to broadcast e-mails.

 
At 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose that it's good of the Hearst Corp to verify letters, but I still miss the paper from back when it was owned by the de Youngs. Too bad they had to sell out to a New York based mega-media company. Sigh.

 

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