It's heartwarming to see that a former Post-Gazette colleague has come to the defense of another as Dennis Roddy did for Ruth Ann Dailey in his Sept. 18 letter ("A World of Views"). Surely the fact that Ms. Dailey's views are cut from the same cloth as those of Mr. Roddy's boss, Gov. Tom Corbett, is a coincidence.
What elicted Mr. Roddy's burst of graciousness was a Sept. 14 letter pointing out Ms. Dailey's tendency to confuse her political myopia for the facts. But then again, both letter writer Dave Southern and Mr. Roddy are also confused because they think the Post-Gazette is a "liberal newspaper" instead of the mildly mainstream one it has been for most of its 226 years. Mr. Roddy's confusion is even harder to fathom in light of the fact that the Post-Gazette endorsed his employer in the gubernatorial race, hardly the action of a liberal publication.
The writer is the Post-Gazette's retired book editor.
First Published September 27, 2012 12:00 AM