Public Editor

Fact in letters not up to the writers

A common misperception: Facts in letters to the editor are up to the writer. The Star isn't responsible for inaccurate statements.

No way. Letters are fact-checked, and anything wrong is subject to a correction, just like anything else.

An emailer (but only one, and that shocks me) noticed that a letter last Friday restated a ubiquitous bit of chain email nonsense -- that Congress voted to exempt itself from the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare.

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