Several readers have sent me the response McClatchy, the parent company of the Heralds, sent them regarding emailed concerns about Tom Fiedler's Chihuahua remarks. Here is the text of the response:
As the new owners of The Miami Herald, we want to join in the apologies that have been extended for mistakes and missteps there, and to ask you to give us the time and opportunity to show what our ownership will mean.Sounds like everyone involved with The Herald is on the same page, give us time and we'll get it all cleaned up.
The McClatchy Company is proud of almost 150 years of newspaper history and its long record of respectful community journalism. We want to assure you that we intend to bring that same attitude and behavior to our relationship with all the communities that make Miami such a rich and vibrant place.
We are committed to responsible, public service journalism that plays a central role in making Miami and South Florida even better places to live and work. We have great confidence in David Landsberg, who has taken the reins at the Miami Herald Media Company, and know that he looks forward to working with all involved to serve the broadest public interest.
Thank you for your comments, and for your consideration.
The McClatchy Company