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To the Editor: What’s the Name of Your Publication Again?

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To the Editor:

George McIntyre’s insightful analysis of my mating habits (“Thag Has No Hope, Ever,” February 25) offers a good history of the phenomenon, but comes up short on two points:

– Contrary to the article’s assertions, no one has ever accused me of trying to establish a long-term relationship with a llama named Maude.

– All documented indications point to the squid enjoying my company, and any attempt to imply otherwise bespeaks either willful ignorance or malicious distortion.

I welcome incisive investigative journalism, but responsibility remains the top priority. The Times goofed on this one.

Thag
The Fourth Pit of Hell
February 26

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To the Editor:

I take issue with your portrayal of Nazis in such a negative light (“Arthur Mills, Nuremberg Figure, Dies at 89,” February 22). Theoretically, the Times is supposed to represent open-mindedness, not prejudgment. Who are we, mere humans, to judge the behavior and philosophy of the National Socialists?

I trust your publication to refrain in the future from characterizing incidents of mass killing of civilians as anything other than an unpleasant event, devoid of biased descriptors such as “massacre,” “genocide” or “crime against humanity”.

Thag
Fourth Pit of Hell
February 26

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To the Editor:

Your coverage of the US Open in tennis leaves something to be desired (“Federer ousts Roddick in Straight Sets,” February 24). Specifically, the fact that your paper chooses to cover such a “sport” in the first place calls into question your editorial judgment.

As anyone with half a brain knows, only baseball, football, basketball, hockey and NASCAR merit coverage in a publication of this caliber. Other sports may be mentioned occasionally, but only as a curiosity; assigning reporters to cover them permanently has no basis on logic, economics or social awareness.

You might as well put the crossword in the sports section.

Thag
Fourth Pit of Hell
February 26

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To the Editor:

There was a typo in the early edition of the paper last Sunday. You might want to do something about it.

Thag
Fourth Pit of Hell
February 26

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To the Editor:

Your epidermis is showing.

Ha ha!

Thag
Fourth Pit of Hell
February 26

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To the Editor:

Why don’t my letters get published? My English is good; I send in the letters in timely fashion; I address them properly; and no one else seems to address the issues that I raise. I would appreciate an explanation.

Thag
Fourth Pit of Hell
February 28

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To the Editor:

Thanks for the refund, but I didn’t cancel my subscription, nor did I delete my account. Is there some way to restore access?

Hello? Anyone there?

Thag
Fourth Pit of Hell
February 27

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Written by Thag

February 26, 2011 at 9:27 pm

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  1. To the Editor:

    There is a typo in this article. “Hickey” is not a sport. You might want to do something about it.

    Shlomo
    Somewhere Where It’s Raining
    February 27

    Shlomo

    February 27, 2011 at 5:07 am

    • Mightier Than the Pen regrets the error. Thag’s thumb screws have been tightened accordingly.

      Thag

      February 27, 2011 at 7:10 am


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