Now it’s clarified.
THANKS TO THE Inquirer for publishing the letter I submitted a month ago. (“Did the Inquirer lie in its editor’s reply?” 10/01/11). I am further grateful that the paper even replied to the letter. The editors gave us the most concise lecture on the (ideal) independence of a newspaper’s news and opinion divisions. Unfortunately, they also tried to shame me for supposedly not knowing that basic truth about journalism. I forgive them.
I would like to clarify some things, though.