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Why no Bowe Bergdahl in print today?

12/31/1840 2:00 PM

06/05/2014 9:49 AM

I heard from numerous readers today who objected to the fact that the print edition of The Star had no news on developments in the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was swapped for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo.

“It’s all I’m seeing all over TV, so why did (The Star) not see fit to do anything about it?” asked one caller. “Is it because you’re so far to the left?”

I’m not sure I see this as a right/left issue, to be honest. There are plenty of complex factors involved here, to be sure. I’m not convinced how significant Tuesday’s news was in the case, as it played out much more among the pundit class than in real-time events yesterday.

But today, with the release of video of his handover and the increased controversy, there should be plenty of fodder for tomorrow’s paper. I’ve conveyed this interest to the editors putting it together.

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