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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
From Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:00 am to Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:59 am (included)
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New York Times
Public Editor
Clark Hoyt

Dear Mr. Hoyt,

We are writing to you to protest the article by Marc Santora of July 12, entitled: "Video by Firefighters’ Union Urges Opposition to Giuliani." As parents of a Probationary NYC Firefighter who met a brutal and unnecessary death at the WTC ( one of 17 Probys lost that dreadful day), we are shocked, appalled and outraged that the NY Times would allow such an article to be published that clearly fosters the "big lies" of the Giuliani campaign..

Contrary to Mr. Santora's assertions, it is true that most, not some NYC firefighters rightly blame Mr. Giuliani for the egregious and unnecessary loss of life at the WTC on 9/11. In addition, several reviews and investigations have targeted gross lack of communication & coordination of emergency services as major factors in the unprecedented loss of 343 firefighters that day, yet this article dismisses factual evidence of Giuliani's failures in a shockingly biased way.

In addition, I suggest that you and Mr. Santora hire a fact checker for future articles and not depend on the spin doctors for research..Although stated in this article, Richard Shierer was never a firefighter, he was instead merely a dispatcher for the FDNY- a curious career path which bewilderingly led him to one of the most crucial posts in this city: OEM Commissioner.

Finally, the Times must be faulted for conveniently omitting the fact that Shierer is a senior VP of Giuliani Partners, a company created out of the dead of 9/11.

We are asking for a public correction to be posted in your paper regarding Mr. Shierer's former and present positions, and we are asking for articles characterized by truthfulness and integrity regarding Rudy Giuliani and his associates.

Albert, Sally & Christina Regenhard,

NY Times - Letter to the Editor - June 15. 2007

Science Credentials and the E.P.A.

To the Editor:

Re "Air of Truth," by Jerrold Nadler Op-Ed, July 8

The Environmental Protection Agency controversy surrounding its former administrator Christie Whitman and the Bush administration serves to sadly point out the systemic inequity in continually appointing a politician to lead any critical governmental agency. Just what were Ms. Whitman's E.P.A. credentials warranting such a leadership appointment?

Had a scientist whose impeccable integrity and expertise would have shielded him or her from the controlling intrigues of political partisanship and censorship been appointed to head the E.P.A., the potential hazards of the 911 tragedy aftermaths would have been brought to light and averted.

Herbert Resnick
Marlboro, N.J
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