scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Kathy Coates' insulting remark
Kerry W. Sipe (sipe@INFI.NET
Sun Apr 30 2000 - 16:50:57 CDT
At 03:57 PM 4/30/00 EDT, Kathy Coates wrote:
> Be careful what you read and believe in newspapers. They are
> notorious for getting things confused and for misquoting
> people and of course, as we have seen far to many times, for
> making up things as they go along in order to make a story
> more interesting.
As a newspaperman for 37 years and a Scout/Scouter for 44 years, I can't
let this thoughtless comment pass without a response.
Yes, you should be careful what you read and believe in newspapers. By the
same token you should be careful what you read and believe in the Bible,
the Boy Scout Handbook and Scouts-L.
The fact is most newspapers are as accurate, fair and balanced as the good,
decent people who work for them can make them. They deserve better than
this kind of indiscriminate and un-Scoutlike slur.
-- Kerry W. Sipe
Tidewater Council, BSA
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA