Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Letter to the Editor

By Robert Lockwood Mills  Posted by Joan Brunwasser (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   1 comment
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Joan Brunwasser
Mr. Haberman: I was intrigued by your column today, and by Thomas L. Friedman's. I don't blame you for eulogizing A.M. Rosenthal, though most of what I've read about him over the years reveals him as a humorless bully who nonetheless earned respect for having fought for the paper's right to publish the Pentagon Papers. But maybe you can devote a second column to an (apparent) contradiction here.

The New York Times has steadfastly refused to even address the issue of fraud in the 2004 election. Since its article on Nov. 20, 2004, in which Tom Zeller, Jr. blithely dismissed claims of fraud as the brainchild of bloggers and conspiracy theorists, it has become painfully clear that you were wrong and we were right. Diebold and other voting machine manufacturers are now being brought into court on numerous charges, Diebold is the subject of an S.E.C. investigation, and its C.E.O., Wally O'Dell (who famously promised to deliver Ohio to the Republicans in 2004) has resigned in disgrace.

What would A.M. Rosenthal, whom you lauded for journalistic integrity, have said about all this? Would he defend The Times avoidance of this issue? If so, the man who fought for truth in the Pentagon Papers case would have contradicted his own principles, it seems to me.

When a newspaper is owned by a N.Y.S.E. conglomerate, I notice journalistic integrity carries a high price tag at times.

Yours truly, Bob Mills (a proud blogger)
Robert Lockwood Mills, author/historian, Monroe, CT 06468
Rate It | View Ratings

Joan Brunwasser Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact EditorContact Editor
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Interview with Dr. Margaret Flowers, Arrested Tuesday at Senate Roundtable on Health Care

Renowned Stanford Psychologist Carol Dweck on "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success"

Howard Zinn on "The People Speak," the Supreme Court and Haiti

Snopes confirms danger of Straight Ticket Voting (STV)

Fed Up With Corporate Tax Dodgers? Check Out!

Literary Agent Shares Trade Secrets With New Writers

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend