Monday, March 5, 2007

Globe columnists "bitter and lazy"

Dear Sir/Madam:

I have been a reader of the Globe for 40 years. While I have lived out of state for the last 15 years, I have continued to read the Globe online every day.

One of the great pleasures of the Globe was its Sports page. Sadly, over the years, the great columnists have been replaced with the mediocre, and increasingly the bitter and lazy. Finally, this week we find that Ron Borges is a plagiarist. For years any astute sports fan has been aware that Borges writes solely to satisfy his own needs. He settles his scores, he makes his veiled accusations and he spews his unresearched opinions across your pages.

As a regular reader I was amazed that the Globe management have defended Borges in the way they have (it's opinion, he's supposed to be controversial…etc). These defenses were always hollow. I have always been shocked that you would so willfuly ignore the transparent bias. Now finally we find your columnist simply copied his work from another. Will the Globe finally act?

Will you finally defend your paper's reputation? Will you finally stand for some minimal level of journalistic integrity?

Michael G. Bator, New York, NY

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