Sunday, November 23, 2008

An Open Letter to the Austin American-Statesman

TO: Debra Davis, State Editor; Gary Susswein, Metro Editor

There is a serious error of fact in the Metro & State section of this morning’s print edition of the Austin American-Statesman.

The error appears in the story regarding the 45th anniversary of the JFK assassination. It does not appear in the original AP story by Andre Coe, nor does it appear in the on-line edition of the Statesman. It only appears in the Statesman’s print edition. That is why I am writing you.

The error may be found in the sixth paragraph, final sentence: “Government investigations have concluded Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman.”

As I discuss in my blog, the second government investigation, the one conducted in the late 1970s by the House Select Committee on Assassinations, concluded that President John F. Kennedy probably died as the result of a conspiracy.

For more details, please refer to the blog entry at .

The assassination of our 35th president is as serious a matter today as it was 45 years ago. It is, therefore, an equally serious matter when the news media fails to get its facts straight with regard to the matter.

As a long-time subscriber to the paper, past contributor, and citizen, I respectfully request a correction in the print edition of the American-Statesman. Your readers deserve the truth.

(Please note this is an open letter. I am reproducing it in a separate blog entry and will inform my readers when the requested correction is printed.)


Mack White