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A hypocritical attack

Dear Editor:Stewart Oksenhorn’s piece of commentary in The Aspen Times (Thursday, March 16) not only smacked of righteous indignation and sanctimony, it also was steeped in hypocrisy. Time after time, in The Aspen Times, I’ve read pieces authored by its reporters and columnists that have been peppered with quotes and information gleaned directly from press releases, media kits and official websites – without any attribution.For Stewart to call out Mr. Salvail was petty and unfair, and what Mr. Salvail did certainly didn’t command a page 11 sermon. At one time or another, every reporter in this valley – be it in print, radio, or television – has written an article or done a news report without full attribution.That said, there’s rarely a circumstance in which not attributing information is an acceptable practice. However, this attack on Mr. Salvail was unwarranted, and I’d advise Mr. Oksenhorn to get off his high horse and look around his own office before he takes any more target practice. I’d be curious to know what he discovers.Rick CarrollEditor, Aspen Daily News

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