Public Editor

Readers' thoughts about The Star and KansasCity.com

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.

Videos

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service