I write to urge you to read and in some cases, independently verify Monte Montana Jr.’s column before running it in your paper.
I do this because in today’s edition Mr. Montana wrote and you published a brief bit in his column that could only be termed in polite language an outright fabrication. He stated the “Obama Camp is having children sing propaganda songs in favor of Obama and against parents.” Despite that, The Recorder printed his column.
He offers not a single word of proof for this allegation, nor does he cite a source for this statement. He does not produce a single example of such songs.
I first worked as a reporter for Victor P. Reich at the Merced Express in 1942, and the most important lesson he taught me was to verify the facts before rushing to print.
I ask: did The Recorder or the Freedom Press double check Montana’s statement? If not, why not? Certainly the president and his staff have more important things to do than attempting to brain wash the people in such a manner. Consider, if you will, your responsibility to check the fads before publishing such a story.
Robert V. Latour