Letter to the Editor

Letter from the editor

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dear Readers:

Two issues back, I made a mistake in how I dealt with an issue I wanted to address in the paper -- namely, the fact that the Citizen does and always has supported marriage equality.

The problem was that rather than devote an entire editorial to it, or write an article, I took a shortcut and wrote a brief "letter to the editor" under a pseudonym, so I could then state the paper's policy as a response.

In retrospect, this was obviously the wrong thing to do, and the only excuse I can offer is that I was in a hurry and it seemed like an interesting "rhetorical tactic," as we used to say in college.

That doesn't mean it was right or OK. It wasn't.

And so, I assure you all nothing like that will happen twice. Additionally, I want to apologize to one reader, Lany Ballance, for any distress this caused her, and thank her for bringing it to my attention.

Don Lee