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February 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Holland and colleagues criticize The Times

Times demonstrates watchdog capability

When the Seattle P-I stopped print circulation, I worried that the city wouldn’t have sufficient watchdog capability, but The Seattle Times has reassured me on more than one occasion.

I was appalled to see so-called public servants slam The Times and Danny Westneat for telling the truth about one of their number, Port Commissioner Rob Holland [“Holland’s blame game well-liked,” NWWednesday, Feb. 20]. Perhaps they’re all tarred with the same brush. They are probably the kind of people who, given the chance to be a dictator, would immediately shut down the press.

I’m outraged by their response. It’s a sad reflection on the character of those who aspire to elected office these days.

Thank heaven for the First Amendment and a free press, without which we would not be a free people.

–Walter Marquardt, Seattle

Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: Danny Westneat, Freedom of the press, Rob Holland

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