To the Editor:
Ninette Cheng, your journalist, was at the meeting with Congressman [Joseph] Cao. She wrote an article about the meeting. Here are a few questions for you [regarding Publisher Assunta Ng’s blog post, “We could’ve done much better for Joseph Cao!”
1. Why are you not using your own reliable source, Ninette, but rather taking information from unknown street people or coming up with your own conclusions?
2. How can the same newspaper write a knowledgeable piece with all the right facts and information in one week then turns around to write such a trashy piece of untrue information?
3. Did you know that the congressman couldn’t confirm his extended time [in] Seattle until Monday, July 26, a total of four days before his arrival, for a scheduled appearance in the Torchlight parade?
4. Did you know that, because of the timing, it’s hardly a fundraising event, but rather a meet-and-greet event to celebrate, promote, and support our first Vietnamese American congressman?
5. Did you know that it’s the congressman’s decision to walk with the Vietnamese community in the parade rather than riding in a car alongside other VIPs?
6. Were you even there at the luncheon meeting to ask questions, to interview Congressman Cao to find out what really happened? I know [Ms. Ng] was not there, [and didn’t] bother to find out the real reasons.
7. Here is the most important question for [Ms Ng], you dislike and [are] purposely putting down the Vietnamese Community and the Vietnamese people, aren’t you?
It certainly is obviously so.
— Tina Nguyen Le