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Great firefighting, lousy journalism

Dear Editor,

Thanks and appreciation to all of those who worked tirelessly to keep the fire out of our city. We offer a heartfelt “Thank you.” The destruction could have been much worse than what it was.

But, concerning The Post Independent, I take offense to your publisher proclaiming in a headline that “Putting out the paper (is) almost as much work as putting out the fire”. Please, I believe there is NO comparison. And I’m also extremely offended by Dennis Webb’s approach to sensational journalism in proclaiming in Sundays edition of the paper that “At least two newly built structures in the Wulfsohn Ranch area – the city Municipal Operations Center and the RFTA bus barn – also reportedly may have been lost to the fire.” If your reporting relies of hearsay, I find it hard to depend on your paper for the facts.

Michele Willey

West Glenwood

Editor’s note: The publisher did not write the headline to her column and was in fact concerned that someone might think it belittled the firefighting effort. She was assured that the tongue-in-cheek nature of the headline would be clear to readers, because there certainly is no comparison.


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