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SOUND TRANSIT: TNT fails to educate readers

Letter by Cody Truscott, Gig Harbor on May 19, 2011 at 11:27 am | 5 Comments »
May 19, 2011 1:37 pm

Re: “Too soon for Sound Transit to write off Pierce County” (editorial, 5-18).

The comments on your editorial indicate a clear failure of the newspaper to inform your readers.

Your writers make no mention of the fact that Sound Transit funds collected in Pierce County are spent in Pierce County. Funding is down because tax collection in these specific areas is down. Simple.

In fact, the editorial seeks to stir up resentment directed at Seattle by insinuating that money collected in the South King County and Pierce County areas is being spent on Seattle projects. That is clearly not true.

The News Tribunes comment section continues to be filled with rumor, demonstrable falsehoods and rampant ignorance. Perhaps your staff could take a look at the comments and make an effort to gear articles towards clearing up commonly held misconceptions amongst your readers.

Give light and people will find their way. Flick the switch.

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