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Objectivity, please

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, January 22, 2009

I was extremely disappointed yesterday, upon reading Emma Driscoll’s article concerning President Obama’s shut down of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

The opinions of Professor O’Connell and Catherine McKinney were extremely biased in favor of the President and Ms. Driscoll’s inability to present the opposing view of this controversial issue is quite disheartening.

While I am sure that many of my peers will express their own opinions about the dangers of providing unrepentant terrorists with civilian trials, I would just like to remind Ms. Driscoll and other writers at the Observer that objectivity is a cornerstone of journalistic integrity, and that ideological banter should be reserved for the pages of the Viewpoint.

Nathan S. Furtado


Dillon Hall

Jan. 22