Decodaquote cancelled in Times Newspaper Around Town, posted by OldTimer, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm
The Valley Times is replacing the Decodaquote puzzle with another similar puzzle because the Decodeaquote puzzle a few days ago was a ridiculous quote incorrectly attributed to President Obama. Are things getting so bad that that we are policing the decodaquote puzzles now?
Posted by april , a resident of another community, on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:07 am
I am very upset that the decodaquote was replaced. The newspaper often prints errors and simply issues an apology and correction afterwards. This is clearly a liberal bias because it was an erroneous quote contributed to President Obama. Patience Rayn often has quotes of a conservative political nature and I feel this was just the excuse they needed to get rid of her. I have complained to Mercury News Group and hope others will do the same. It was bad enough when they took the puzzle out of the Sunday paper unless you want to pay extra for an insert.
Posted by oldtimer, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 27, 2012 at 8:34 am
I think it was ONE quote not quotes. I wonder if the newspaper editors would like to get fired for their mistakes. It is a shame that I can't change local newspapers and get a different company. My choice is a Mercury News paper or none. I'm leaning toward none.
Posted by PC, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Feb 27, 2012 at 9:20 am
I am done with everyone walking on eggshells. While I did not see what the quote was, was the misquote done on purpose to harm? Was it an honest mistake?
I say the paper should apologize for the misquote and carry on as normal. No one is perfect, mistakes happen and this one seems sorta small in the scheme of things! Over-reaction not necessary. People can't seem to let things slide off their backs anymore.