Sunday, October 07, 2007

Herald Watch in the Herald. UPDATED

So they did publish my letter in the Herald (at least online, I'm going to have to check the printed version). They published it among a group of letters in response to the Ombudsman's first two columns about illegal immigration. This is a bit odd since my letter had nothing to do with illegal immigration but was merely a suggestion to the Ombudsman about a subject I'd like to see him tackle.

First of all I'm surprised that they published it. Though my site meter reveals that I have several readers at 1 Herald Plaza, I'm quite sure that they are not part of an admiration society. Also, I'm surprised they would print it because their modus operandi is to close the book on their scandals and move on. But still the issue I raised remains.

Will the Ombudsman look into the Corral arrest and why the reporting was so minimal? Will he come out and say the obvious, that the Herald would have covered the arrest of one Corral's subjects in the exile community much differently than it did Corral's case.

Secondly, I should note that the editing of my letter was much more benign than it has been in the past as I have shown with another letter I wrote over a year ago (before I started this blog) and a letter recently written by Paul Crespo. They even failed to note fact that I had omitted an important word ("not") in the second to last sentence. Click image to enlarge.


UPDATE: I've been monitoring my site meter all day and I wasn't noticing any hits coming from the letters section of Herald.com. Well, it turns out that they omitted a period in the URL for this blog. Instead of http://HeraldWatch.Blogspot.com they published http://HeraldWatchblogspot.com. Interesting.

2 comments:

Jose Aguirre said...

The letter did come out in the printed version yesterday.

asombra said...

Well, they published your letter, so now they can claim "objectivity" or "impartiality" and ignore the issues raised by the letter. The double standard isn't going anywhere.

At least it's better than the apparently total obliviousness of the Washington Post to serious objections to the infamous and grotesquely prejudiced (nay, incredible) anti-Cuban Oliphant cartoon it chose to run recently (including objections from a distinguished Cuban-American Yale professor who's won the National Book Award).