To the Editor,
In response to the lead editorial in your Feb. 17 paper, to say that The Acorn should not be criticized for the previous week’s editorial because the figures cited therein were accurately attributed seems to suggest a lack of appreciation for the difference between the opinion and news sections.
A news story should accurately report on what happened. In that respect, getting the quote right and providing proper attribution are key.
But an editorial presumably exists to make a point. If the argument is sound, people will listen. But when it is built on incorrect information–regardless of the source–the conclusion is undermined.
If The Acorn is interested in being influential, I’d encourage it to double check its facts before building its case.
Chief Communications Officer