Ever wonder why your letter to the New York Times wasn't published? Editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal explains:
I'll be honest: Because of the nature of our readers, letter writers who defend Republican, conservative or right-wing positions on many topics have a higher shot at being published.
I'll be honest: That seems to say something about the nature of the New York Times, not the paper's readers.
And it reminds me of the Appleton Post-Crescent, which drew criticism a few years ago for an editorial that solicited pro-Bush letters to the editor.