Search Results for: Frances Cerra Whittelsey

Jul
01
2007

Letters to the Editor

A Little Learning I am struck by the fact that George Will referred derisively to those who believe in global warming (which includes, of course, the vast majority of scientists) as “climate Cassandras” in a February 12 Newsweek column (Extra!, 5-6/07). Can it be that Will doesn’t know that in Greek mythology, Cassandra was endowed with the gift of accurate prophecy—but cursed by the gods never to be believed? Joanne Gruber New York, N.Y. Something to ANSWER For Did a bit of the New York Times rub off on its former reporter Frances Cerra Whittelsey? I don’t know, but it […]

Jan
01
2003

Dead Letter Office

Flood of anti-war mail to Congress fails to register in press

DC peace demonstrator, 9/02 (Photo: Elvert Barnes)

  In the weeks preceding the congressional vote on the Iraq war resolution, media reports continually emphasized poll results showing apparently solid support for the Bush administration. But below the radar screens of the pollsters and the Washington press corps, something else was happening. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were writing letters and e-mails, making phone calls, holding vigils, marching, meeting in anxious groups both small and large, and signing electronic and paper petitions--all to convey a very different message: no war with Iraq--certainly not unilaterally. While not entirely unprecedented, the outpouring showed a citizenry defying stereotypes of apathy, using […]