Why would they not print the letter?

@manleyjoe (1599)
United States
May 5, 2010 12:07pm CST
I saw a discussion on the newspapers printing gossip and untruths about people then I received an email from a friend that included an open letter sent to the new York Times newspaper. It is an open letter from Mr Lou Pritchett, a retired company Vice President. I have read the letter that he wrote and sent to the New York Times for publication but he states that they would not print it nor did they give him a reason. This is not more of the gossip and rumor starting that some of you have expressed a dislike for you can check it out at Snopes.com Here is the link, it is not a referr link so it should not be against the terms of mylot. http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/youscareme.asp
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• United States
5 May 10
Newspapers get a lot of stuff submitted to them, and they're not obligated to print any of it. I'm certain that his political letter is just one of many they've gotten and it immediately hit the slush pile and got shipped out with the garbage. It's not anything against him or his political views, they just didn't read it. The New York Times certainly has it's own agenda and stories to cover.
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
5 May 10
I'm sorry I guess I was misinformed I thought that newspapers were there to let us know what was going on in this land. If they are just to distort and only print what the printer wants to then what good are they? Did you even bother to read the letter? It does have some points that, in my humble opinion, should be answered. Thanks for taking the time to respond I hope it has given you points to ponder.
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• United States
6 May 10
Whoa, don't take offense! Yes, I read the letter. And I agree with a lot of his points. You asked why they wouldn't print the letter, and I told you. They get lots of submissions, and they don't print everything they receive. In fact, they print very little of what they receive. Just because we find something print-worthy doesn't mean that the staff at the paper will. They might have chosen not to print it because it was repetitive or because there was another article they liked even better. I don't know. If they were to NEVER print anything that represented his viewpoints, THEN you can assume they're biased in what they print. Since I've never read the New York Times in my life, I can't tell you whether or not they accurately represent all viewpoints. Don't assume that the reason they didn't print it is because they were trying to stifle Lou Pritchette's viewpoint. The reason likely has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with space, time, and money.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
20 Aug 10
Hi, manleyjoe. I am thinking because he may have hit a nerve there with Obama. Maybe some of the things that he is saying is true and evident. I don't know everything about Obama. So if this is true indeed, only Obama will know for sure.
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
21 Aug 10
Thank you for commenting. I don't know Obamma and when I do searches on him I get blocked from a lot of sources. Kinda makes one wonder if he is trying to hide something.