Letters to the Editor

News That’s Fit to Print

Dear Editor: This letter is prompted by the recent onslaught of anti-Tablet letters.

Our new president is a benediction after 24 consecutive years of quixotic, when not immoral, leadership in Washington, D.C.

The Tablet has long been a lighthouse of truth in our land where freedom of the press is still an American calling card.

As to those who laud The Times – their “Grey Lady” – and its news coverage, let us recall a wee bit of its style: Duranty and Russia, Matthews and Cuba, Welch and McCarthy, William Buckley Jr. and a long ago Police Communion-Breakfast, World War II and Pius XII, the characters of Presidents Clinton and Nixon, DA Morgenthau’s treatment of Roy Cohn, homosexual abuse in Church and government schools, and finally the Aladdin-like canonization of President Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize.

In closing, let’s never forget the relentless resistance of The Times to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ ideas about the evident benefits of diverse schools and their students.

Today The Tablet speaks for all that is good in America, while most of the media has become a humbug mouthpiece for the left wing of the pro-abortion Democrats.

TOM PHILLIPS

Brooklyn

3 thoughts on “News That’s Fit to Print

  1. Dear Editor:

    I am a 70-year-old cover-to-cover reader of “The Tablet,” and have been so since well before my teens. I have never written a letter of complaint until today, as I do so with regard to the letter to the editor “News That’s Fit to Print” in your 22 April issue. I object not to the letter itself, but to the fact that “The Tablet” failed to footnote nor did it require the writer, Mr. Tom Phillips, to footnote the several more than obscure references in the letter.

    As a reader of abject curiosity, I believe that “The Tablet” did a great disservice to its readers by not explaining, among other references, “Matthews and Cuba” or “William Buckley Jr. and a long ago Police Communion Breakfast.” Intriguing references, and I was drawn to know more. “The Tablet” left us with nothing and I had to resort to Google for information, but not even satisfactorily so. I’m a senior well familiar with the internet, but surely many other “Boomers” are not, are still suffering from the same curiosity, and would be supremely grateful if you were to explain, either in print or online, more about Mr. Phillips’ references. Keep up your good work, but please do not dangle intriguing and tantalizing references before your dedicated readers without some clarification.

    While I’m writing, I’d like to suggest that “The Tablet” devote a full page, as it once did many, many years ago, to a dozen or so brief “snippets” of news from around the country and around the world. We Brooklynites and Queensians are sadly ignorant of Church life and events elsewhere on the planet. Just a suggestion, but realize that “The Tablet” could well be the only source of information about the contemporary “universal” Church for many beyond the Boroughs.

    Sincerely,
    Thomas Straczynski
    Whitestone, NY

    ewilkinson@desalesmedia.org

  2. Dear Editor:

    I am a 70-year-old cover-to-cover reader of “The Tablet,” and have been so since well before my teens. I have never written a letter of complaint until today, as I do so with regard to the letter to the editor “News That’s Fit to Print” in your 22 April issue. I object not to the letter itself, but to the fact that “The Tablet” failed to footnote nor did it require the writer, Mr. Tom Phillips, to footnote the several more than obscure references in the letter.

    As a reader of abject curiosity, I believe that “The Tablet” did a great disservice to its readers by not explaining, among other references, “Matthews and Cuba” or “William Buckley Jr. and a long ago Police Communion Breakfast.” Intriguing references, and I was drawn to know more. “The Tablet” left us with nothing and I had to resort to Google for information, but not even satisfactorily so. I’m a senior well familiar with the internet, but surely many other “Boomers” are not, are still suffering from the same curiosity, and would be supremely grateful if you were to explain, either in print or online, more about Mr. Phillips’ references. Keep up your good work, but please do not dangle intriguing and tantalizing references before your dedicated readers without some clarification.

    While I’m writing, I’d like to suggest that “The Tablet” devote a full page, as it once did many, many years ago, to a dozen or so brief “snippets” of news from around the country and around the world. We Brooklynites and Queensians are sadly ignorant of Church life and events elsewhere on the planet. Just a suggestion, but realize that “The Tablet” could well be the only source of information about the contemporary “universal” Church for many beyond the Boroughs.

    Sincerely,
    Thomas Straczynski
    Whitestone, NY

    1. Thank you for contacting The Tablet newspaper, Thomas, and especially taking the time to comment on our online site. Our editor, Ed Wilkinson, will be a good resource for this suggestion and commentary. He will be great to contact directly via email. Also, please do follow us on Facebook – @TheTablet – which shares not only our articles, but articles from around the country and beyond. And if you do enjoy emails, our daily headlines newsletter brings you coverage from our newspaper, our TV network and affiliates – all offering Catholic headlines from the around the globe.

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