Photoman: An editorial is by definition an opinion piece, and while we often cite facts that have appeared in this paper and other sources to help inform that opinion, the allowable space doesn't always make that possible. But to answer just one of your questions, that regarding the assumption of foreign interest, I'd refer you to this AP story of a few years ago that provides a pretty good overview.
Dennis Mangan, editorial page editor
March 20, 2011 at 12:49 p.m.
Hlecter: I will take it as a compliment that it is "SO obvious" that we are buying editorials on national and international topics. Every editorial that appears in the paper with the "local" tag (and is picked up on Vindy.com under "how we see it") is written in house. No exceptions.As to "teabaggers," we've routinely edited that to tea partiers in columns and letters to the editor for some time. If one slipped through, I don't know when. Can't speak for newsside, but my impression is that they use it only within a direct quote. And while it has become more recognized as having an objectionable double meaning, clearly it is not in the same league with c-ck-s-ck-rs, otherwise you would have written t--b-gg-rs. Dennis Mangan, editorial page editor
March 4, 2011 at 10:10 a.m.
Now I do have an excuse. It's karma. The other day I dropped a note to a columnist who had written about Arizona "succeeding" from the Union. This has been my comeuppance.
May 4, 2010 at 5:21 p.m.
Red doesn't begin to describe it. No explanation. No excuses. (I even watched a clip of Springstein singing "Youngstown" while doing research.) Dennis ManganEditorial page editor
May 4, 2010 at 3:59 p.m.