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May 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Craigslist crimes

Don’t blame the messenger

I am amused at how easily we blame the messenger instead of the perpetrator of a crime [“Craigslist must be held accountable,” Opinion, editorial, May 15]. Trying to hold Craigslist accountable for the activities of people who use it is like holding a newspaper accountable for printing junk science and tabloid news.

Since The Seattle Times editorial board feels it is appropriate to target the messenger in the case of Craigslist, I think it is time for the readers to hold The Seattle Times publisher accountable. How long have you, the messenger, misled us about the health benefits of margarine over butter? Now it turns out that butter is healthier for us than margarine. Who should we blame for cardiac issues?

— Warren A. Nadeau, Bainbridge Island

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