Don't silence the voice of the opposition

Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 10:02 p.m.
Tens of thousands joined together in Washington, D.C., and around the globe to protest the reinauguration of a president detested by millions of his own countrymen, and all you offered was one-half of a small paragraph in a larger story and a 4-by-2-inch photo on their efforts?
Why not print one of the wire stories easily found on the Web? Why not print several of the hundreds of pictures of protesters demonstrating the feelings of half of the American population?
You devoted an entire spread to the inauguration, but found no room for even a small story on the dissenters? Unbelievable. Even your parent company, The New York Times, found room for the opposition and their views.
By not reporting both sides of a historic event such as a presidential inauguration, you ignore a very large portion of the population and their interests. Shame on you for not doing your job. It has to make your readers wonder what else you choose not to cover.
Lynn Hurtak, Gainesville

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