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A big slice of truth

Dear Editor:

Well, I see the intellectual heavyweights over at the Aspen Art Museum really showed their brain wattage by running a full page ad in The Aspen Times on Thursday ridiculing a locally owned pizza business trying to survive in the Old Youth Center building. Targeting as well a grassroots effort to raise public awareness of the very important issues surrounding the sale of public land.

Yes, indeed, the museum does have the cash to mount a massive PR effort that promotes such low-ball tactics. It continues relentlessly to confuse the electorate by throwing out bromides such as: “the museum will provide public meeting space.” Really. Let’s have some facts: Square footage, rents, exclusive availability to the public?, tech stats (seating capacity, lighting, sound, etc.).

I see in Heidi’s recently published letter (April 10) that she is personally taking the high road in all this. Really? I think that’s splendid. She should have a heart-to-heart with her staff and dissuade them from publishing such tacky ads and misinformation. Oh, and personally, I’d rather have a big slice of the truth than a full page of hypocrisy.

Kent Reed

Aspen


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