2008-08-15 / Letters

False Reports Can Not Be Tolerated

Tolerated Dear Editor,

I shouldn't be surprised by this but, again, The Wave rushed to get a sensational (false) article into their paper without getting all the facts. The article entitled, "Man Cut On Beach 113 Street" falsely accuses one of the St. John's residents as being the assailant. This incident happened on Thursday around noon, which is after The Wave goes to press, so they must have had to stop the presses to get this in Friday's edition. If the journalist, and I use that term loosely, had bothered to watch the news about that event, he would have seen the video from the store's own security camera which showed that the assailant was the grown man that was cut who was chased from the store by the father and son who own the deli. This man was tall and huge man, and in no way could be mistaken for a teenager. The author of this article's "source" told him that the assailants may have come from the St. John's Residence. This is a very serious case of irresponsible journalism that should not be tol- erated by The Wave.

I would expect that

the "journalist" responsible for this injustice would print an apology and retraction in the next Wave issue. I also think The Wave should reconsider their employment of a "journalist" who compromises the integrity of their newspaper for the sake of sensationalism.

RITA TORTORELLI

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