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Posted: February 19, 2010 5:36 p.m.
Updated: February 21, 2010 4:55 a.m.
The editorial "Being responsible is our agenda," (The Signal, Feb. 14), dealing with Bob Kellar's comment at a rally, is quite revealing.

You state your agenda is "to do the best job we can in objectively covering all sides of a controversial issue." Then you immediately refer to Kellar's comment as "Bob Kellar's now-infamous speech at a rally against illegal immigration."

You, being journalists and editors of a newspaper, ought to know that words have meanings. The word "infamous" is defined as "having an extremely bad reputation, deserving of or causing an evil reputation, shameful, detestable."

So what you told us in your editorial was that your agenda was to objectively cover Kellar's bad, evil shameful and detestable comment at a rally dealing with illegal immigration. Perhaps this can be explained by another comment in your editorial that "we're proud bleeding-heart liberals."

Now, I know your bleeding-heart statement was preceded with a big "if," but Kellar's comment also was preceded by a big "if," so why did you characterize his comment as shameful and detestable?

Also, you did not report the exact ratio of "pro" and "con" letters you have received with respect to Bob Kellar's comment, even though you say it created "a wildfire of public opinion."

Is not that part of an objective report on the "wildfire?" Please, tell us which way the fire is burning. You can count.

You interviewed an illegal immigrant. Fine. But nothing in your interview changed the fact he violated a United States statute by being here.


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