Ask The Editors

MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2009


Can you explain the Obama headline?

Q. Can someone explain the thought behind today's (11/5/08) headline? Is there some clever wording or profound innuendo that I've missed? Obama Rolls??? I take it to mean the votes rolled in for him, across the country. If that's correct, then what a disappointing, tepid,...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2008


What about their voting records?

Q. Why don't you publish the voting records of those we are being asked to vote for, from state to national? You publish things of limited interest - why not something of interest to most citizens? Shirley JensenA. We do publish voting records on major...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2008

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2008

Reader asks about Obama headline

Q: First a headline of "Biden has substance and style"... Do you plan to run an ad on the front page--Vote for Obama?--Cal ModisettA: Since we had the choice of Biden in Saturday's paper, the intent was to find a story that dealt more with...

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FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008

What about those U.S. oil exports?

Q. Will the Spokesman be doing an article on the oil companies exportation of oil to other countries? I just read a article titled "Analysis-US oil firms seek drilling access, but exports soar". The U.S. oil industry is shipping record amounts to other countries...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2008

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2008



Is that ketchup or catch up?

Question: I did not know whether to laugh or wonder if you are testing your readers' IQ. Scott Maben's last sentence [Northwest, Friday, April 4, 2008, front page] "But the boy vanished before police could ketchup with him." I thought ketchup was something that went...

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MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2008

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2008

Story, ad send mixed message

Question: Please tell me I’m not the only one who noticed the front page of the Today section yesterday (Tuesday, Jan. 22). Does anyone ever actually look at the page before it gets printed?The feature article (Slice not withstanding) is about getting women to accept...

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MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2008

Idaho reader: What recession?

Question: Your sub-headline on Friday, Jan. 11 "experts see region escaping full force of recession" is grossly irresponsible. We're in a recession??????How could the editors of the S-R allow such a blatantly false and undocumented piece of opinionated drivel pass off as OBJECTIVE JOURNALISM?! You...

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Editors answer readers' questions about The Spokesman-Review's editorial decisions and operations.