Sunday, 4 September 2011

Defend Cole

"What is important is the facade, not what is underneath the surface."
So spoke one editorialist of yours last Saturday (September 3rd). The intentional irony of that statement was to highlight the plight of Taiwan's coral reefs.

For the editors and staff of the Taipei Times however, one could surely be forgiven for thinking that it is the plight of their own deputy editor, J.Michael Cole, that they should want to highlight.

In three days of neglecting to defend Cole from Chao Li-yun (趙麗雲), the unintentional irony of "facades" and "underneaths" was not lost on me.

Yours contemptuously,
Michael Fagan.

(Sent: Sunday 4th September 2011. Unpublished by the Taipei Times.)

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