LETTER TO THE EDITOR.

Sir: I must confess myself very disappointed in your coverage of my speech to the Society for the Advancement of Quince Products last Thursday. I am not a racist. I have nothing but respect for the Andorran people, and anyone who knows me knows that I do not have a hateful bone in my body. It is, of course, useless to deny that I spoke the words which I am recorded as saying on the video posted on your Web site. I do not deny saying that “the Andorran people are a miserable clot of filthy halfbreeds who can’t decide whether to be Spanish or French, and the world would be a better and more virtuous place if they were all poisoned and died a lingering and miserable death.” But surely any candid viewer can see that I was quoted out of context. Would it have been too much for you to let the video run another few seconds, so that your viewers could have heard me add, “But that would not be practical”?

It is at times like these that I am, to be perfectly frank, thoroughly disgusted with the American media, and wish that the most prominent outlets were not dominated by money-grubbing Andorran billionaires who want to bleed our country dry. But I repeat that I have nothing but respect for both my constituents of Andorran ancestry, as long as they do not attempt to marry my daughters. I should like a full apology from your publication, but I suppose that would be too much to expect from deluded Andorran sympathizers like yourselves.

—Sincerely,
Albert Cardoon,
State Representative,
Harrisburg