Public Editor

Airing criticism isn't necessarily an endorsement

I've been asked a similar question several times lately: When I write about a reader's opinion on something in The Star, am I saying I agree with that point of view?

Absolutely not. I put out a long weekly internal note to The Star's publisher, vice presidents and newsroom where I summarize everything I hear, apart from the press releases and numerous misdirected calls I get. But I also pick out the best or most interesting points for public consumption here or in my column in the print edition.

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