Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 | Re: James Goldsborough’s column on the editing of letters to the editor, the all-time champion on this score is the New York Times, which is brutal in rewriting letters to reflect its own viewpoint. In my personal experience, the Union-Tribune has been surprisingly hands-off. I’ve written several letters to them; they finally published one a couple of months ago, and other than making me verify that I was indeed the person I purported to be, and cutting down some of my excess verbiage, they published the thing as I’d written it. It was critical of the paper’s handling of the issue in question, which made me all the more impressed.

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