The Plight of the Local Newspaper, Revisited

A few days ago, I suggested that my local newspaper might have
avoided publishing my letter to the editor because it was too
strongly worded. I was concerned because letters dated after mine
had been published, but mine hadn’t. My letter did appear yesterday.
I hadn’t realized that the dates shown when letters are printed are
the dates when they appear, not the dates when they are submitted.
I’m relieved that the editors are more liberal as to what they will
print than I had feared.