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Friday, February 10, 2006

An Honest Mistake

We have a public service announcement from the San Luis Obispo County's New Times newspaper here in California:

"FROM THE EDITOR To Our Readers:

"First an apology, then an explanation.

"We deeply regret having provoked the community outrage that has been so forcefully expressed in response to last week’s cover story, “Meth Made Easy.” From throughout SLO County we received hundreds of angry letters and phone calls. Quite a number of you went to the trouble of visiting our office to voice your feelings in person. Many faithful readers vowed never to pick up New Times again. Businesses that for years served as distribution points told us they no longer want the paper in their stores. Other businesses withdrew advertising.

"Some people vowed to launch a boycott of those advertisers who remain. Certain individuals took it upon themselves to confiscate copies of the paper — many thousands of copies....

"Just in case there is doubt in anyone’s mind, I can state unequivocally that New Times does not condone or endorse the use of meth or any other illicit drug, a fact that could have been articulated more emphatically in “Meth Made Easy.”"


Well, I for one feel better. And I hope that their entire staff benefits from their field trip to the Betty Ford Clinic.


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