A couple of weeks ago, an article appeared in the Morrison County Record that had a decidedly Republican slant in the Viewpoint pages, but had no author attributed to it. I questioned that aspect of the article, as did Marge Young in last week’s Record. Well, Tom West, editor and general manager of the Record, has decided to come clean in his column in this week’s paper.

He explains that the article original came from Perry Nouis of the Morrison County Republicans and that he doctored it to show more of the DFL’s point of view. He was trying to achieve “balance,” but his attempt fell flat. Readers knew there was something not quite right about the article and called him on it. At least West had the guts and gumption to explain what had happened and to apologize for it.

Steady as he goes,

Phineas F. A. Pickerel