Wednesday, February 4, 2004
| Urban legends easily
checked on many Web sites
I recently moved to Fayetteville and have been receiving The Citizen, which I appreciate as a way to get to know the community in which I now live. However, I must take exception to your printing the letter to the editor entitled, Target is not a good neighbor, without doing some fact-checking.
The writer mentioned an e-mail that he had received detailing ways in which Target doesnt support veterans and the military. Whenever I receive forwarded e-mails that just dont sound quite right or that demean a particular person or company, I usually will check with an urban legends website to see if what I have been sent is fact or fiction. I have previously received the e-mail about Target mentioned by your writer and found out through an urban legends website that it is not entirely true.
While I understand that letters to the editor allow the public to comment on issues important to them, I believe that it is the responsibility of the newspapers staff to ensure that what is printed is true and correct.