Letters to the editor for Oct. 12
Has anyone noticed that The Pilot no longer publishes individual letters online? For three days now, they have been published “in bulk.”
This is a sure sign to me that clicks are down. Way down.
Yet another unintended consequence of the ban of online comments.
FEMA denies Ocracoke individual assistance for Hurricane Dorian damage, leaving locals “stunned”
Can someone clarify what FEMA’s role would/should be in this situation? Are the homeowners not covered by insurance?
Not to sound cold, but maybe—eventually—people will learn not to live in places like Ocracoke.
Digby Solomon’s farewell column
“If any of the foregoing offends you, take heart: this will be my last column.
”I began writing my weekly missives in the summer of 2018 after the death of Charles Krauthammer. As a fan of Mr. Krauthammer, I was commiserating with Marisa Porto, then editor and publisher of the Daily Press, when she unexpectedly asked me if I wanted to fill his space.
”I allowed in my inaugural piece that while I might indeed fill the allotted space, my humble attempts would never do justice to Mr. Krauthammer’s intellect, wit and erudition.
”My goal was to use facts and economic logic to explain why so many well-intentioned liberal policies are doomed to failure.
”But I could not escape the phenomenon of cognitive bias, as my email inbox proved daily. Facts would never change the mind of anyone who disagreed with me, only reinforce those who already did.
”The weekly deadline became too much like the work obligations I had retired to escape, and my wife needs my help on some literary projects of her own.
”So I am taking my leave today. Sincere thanks to all of you who took the time to read and critique my work.”
Kate McKinnon is playing Elizabeth Warren. Bet on her being the nominee.
Hits & Misses: Oceana opens its doors for annual air show
Miss: There is no editorial today—just an endless string of junk ads. I think the cartoon is the same way. And the lead story today is about a driftwood arch that burned down.
I would say The Pilot is dying, but I think it’s already dead.
Letter: A token unification
Tip of the hat to our old friend Steven T. Corneliussen.