Anti-Clinton ‘rant’ was inappropriate

Published 8:41 pm Saturday, January 3, 2009

You print a lot of good letters. Some I agree with. Some I do not. I understand that they represent the writers’ personal opinions and not the opinions of the Suffolk News-Herald.

I believe that the press should be free to print letters from various points of view. That being said, I think that you made a mistake in choosing to print the letter from N. Macon Sanford (no relation) about actions that Hillary Clinton allegedly took as first lady. By doing so, you risk lowering your paper to the level of the cheapest tabloids.

For the record, I am not a fan of the Clintons. But I am disappointed that you chose to print such a letter.

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I think it is a newspaper’s responsibility to publish opposing opinions as part of the democratic decision-making process, but in this case, instead of publishing an opinion, I feel you have inappropriately given a voice to an unsubstantiated, libelous vitriolic rant.

Also, I realize that the author mentions his source, a book called Unlimited Access. I refer you to this review of the controversial book that most would not consider to be a reliable source: