How fascinating that Richard Schmitz, the Murkowski administration's spokesman for the Department of Corrections, was found to have violated the Juneau Empire's Letter to the Editor policy, by signing a fictitious name to a recent submission ("It's not all right to bad-mouth neighbors," May 14).
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How are we to have faith in the administration's information and statements when one of its own spokesmen violated the canons of journalistic ethics by falsifying a name on a letter to the editor?
In a further bit of irony, Mr. Schmitz worked for years as the sports editor for the Juneau Empire. Surely he knows the importance of attribution to correct sources.
I am just shaking my head in disbelief.
Susan B. Phillips
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