For my family and friends ™ (haolegirl) wrote,
For my family and friends ™
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Andrew Gomes of the Honolulu Advertiser

Remember this post:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/haolegirl/840715.html?nc=3

Wow. He wrote back to me! First this is how Andrew Gomes looks:


From http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2002/Jun/17/ln/ln28a.html

This is what he said in an email to me:


"I hear you, but I only wrote everything in the story except the headline. I don't know what one of our editors who write the headlines was thinking when he or she came up with this one. I share your annoyance, and will pass on your email to our copy editing chief.

Andrew"



Of course I knew he has very little editorial control. I feel bad but I'll thank him since he's so nice about it. This is what I wrote to him:


"Thank you... because I noticed that you won a top award from the Society for Professional Journalism so I had a feeling that you strive for accuracy. Also I had a feeling that the editor may have edited your story since s/he has editorial control and in this case it wasn't right for him/her to even associate "Hawaiian" with "cream puff." Again... thank you."


I purposefully thanked him in the beginning and in the end. Of course now I will write to the editor of the paper just to make sure that they know of this inaccuracy LOL Of course my purpose is not to humiliate. Instead it's so that HAWAIIAN CHILDREN are protected. After all they are our future.

Tags: andrew gomes, letters to the editor
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