In a recent letter to the editor at the Suffolk News-Herald, the editorial page editor printed a letter with the headline “Forbes Misusing Taxpayer Dollars.” As you can imagine, that caught my attention.
The gist of the letter is that a constituent (who claims bi-partisanship, but fawns all over Democrats) is upset that Forbes has to gall to ask as a matter of protocol for “privacy authorization” information so that he can adequately look into official inquiries.
Nowhere in the letter is there a hint of Forbes “misusing taxpayer dollars.”
The headline paints a completely unfair characterization of the letter’s content. That being said, you have to question the journalistic integrity of News-Herald or, at a minimum, their process for writing headlines or selecting letters to print.
Then, again, it is the Suffolk News-Herald. Anyone, other than news-junkies like me, heard of it before today?