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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
WHY LETTERS ARE NOT PUBLISHED
By RANDY MACKIN
While it has not been our custom to respond to letters, one writer raised interesting questions that I feel warrant answers, and that provide an opportunity to have a dialogue on letters to the editor, the guidelines, the editing process, and the decisions on whether or not to publish.
Unsigned letters are never printed. If you don’t care enough about your own opinion to own it, then we are not interested in publishing it. In a long ago conversation, a former businessperson put it so well: "If you’re not going to sign it, you might as well write on the outhouse wall."
Letters that attempt to settle personal business are not printed. Recently, I rejected a letter that was an effort to apologize to the writer’s family members for things said or done at a reunion. The newspaper is not the place to smooth the wrinkles in a family’s fabric. That is simply too private for publication.
Also, letter writers demanding no editing will not find a forum here at the Review. Two letters remain on my desk right now that carried this message on the cover page: run this letter in its entirety or not at all. That was an easy decision; the choice had been made for me.
All letters that come to the Review are edited. Some letters require very little attention, and some need a great deal of work: corrections to sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and usually, adjustment to length. I correct the letters as much as possible because we owe it to both the writer and subscriber to make the letter readable, understandable, and concise.
The message—the point the letter writer is trying to make—will never be changed. Such editing would be unethical.
So, keep the letters coming. In an ideal world, the frequency of letters would not depend on an upcoming, controversial election, but on a public need to express opinions about a wide variety of subjects. Our promise is that we will try to publish every letter we receive, but please be aware that letters will be corrected, they will be shortened, and every one of them will be edited.