Who’s the real dummy?
November 24, 2006
Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt stirred up readers with his Nov. 17 column, “Skiing for Dummies,” which took a swipe at Skiing magazine and its apparent nod of approval to ducking a ski-boundary rope.
Readers continued posting responses to the column at http://www.aspentimes.com for much of last week.
One had this to say:
And, there was this:
Finally, someone countered:
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Arts and entertainment editor Stewart Oksenhorn’s review of “Shortbus,” which returns to the Wheeler Opera House screen this week, sparked this observation:
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The Nov. 17 article, “Phony police letter an inside job,” also sparked a string of reader comment.
Such a shame that an Aspen Times writer ( Joel Stonington) can be played like a fine tuned fiddle by a fake letter writer, slamming the integrity of a Pitkin Deputy, then attempting to cast the story as a ‘who-dun-it’, instead of apologizing for giving the article legs to begin with. Aspen Times windows should read “SPIN DOCTOR AT WORK”.
There was also this:
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The Aspen Times, Aspen, Colo.
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