Unfortunately, it isn't possible for me to answer all the comments made by our readers regarding my postings. From time to time, however, I will choose a few a few readers made by readers that I believe contribute to public dialogue.
After my commentary regarding anonymous letters (TNH Greek edition, Mar 9), I received an... anonymous letter in which the writer asks, among other things, that:
"would you run an anonymous letter in your newspaper that made allegations against leading figures of the Greek American Community, and perhaps even you, regarding serious matters, even though there would be no signature at the bottom?"
Of course I wouldn't run it. Just like I didn't run the anonymous letter against Archdiocesan Cathedral Dean Rev. Frank Marangos.
This anonymous letter served as the catalyst for us to begin an in-depth investigation that lasted one week, in order to get to the bottom of the charges and see if they were substantiated. The result of the investigation conducted by my talented and experienced colleague Theodore Kalmoukos was the detailed and objective piece that our paper ran.
Another reader commented on my post regarding "Diaspora Bonds," (TNH Greek Edition, March 12-13) where I proposed that the Greek American Community buy 100 bonds for every one that a Greek politician buys, noting that "for every one of them that they send to jail, I will buy 1,000 bonds."
What do you think?