The un-anonymous anonymous letter
The supposedly anonymous Trump Administration letter is not anonymous in several ways. It is not anonymous to the New York Times — they would not have printed it if they didn’t know who the writer was.
An anonymous letter usually informs us of something we have not known. America, as well as the leaders of the Republican Party, have known for over a year what is going on in the White House. The president himself has proven the veracity of the letter, and only confirms what we already know.
The letter writer, and the editors of the New York Times who printed the letter, and even News-Times Editorial Page Editor Jacqueline Smith, who legitimized the letter, have been unjustifiably criticized.
Retired Editor and Professor Paul Janesch who is opposed to letters being printed with out the authors name being printed (as well many other critics) may be incorrect in this case of the Times printing an anonymous letter.
It is possible the writer could very well be one of our U.S. generals (who called our president an “idiot”) and who is only staying on his job as a “babysitter” to make sure our president doesn’t push any nuclear buttons. He may have futility approached the “See no evil” blind, and deaf “Hear no evil” Republican leaders — and then as his last resort went to the to The New York Times that prints all “the news that’s fit to be print.”
We should not be criticizing an unknown writer, who may be a hero — we should be criticizing the Republican Party! It’s a hell of a sin in how many “Helsinkis” they need.
One is enough, and we shouldn’t have to wait for Special Counsel Mueller do their job.
Paul F. Adinolfi