By DON BARNES
In my last week’s Readers Indigestion column, I quoted some remarks that were supposedly written by an African-American college professor Dr. Walter Williams. One of my column readers called this to my attention for which I am thankful.
After further review and checking with authorities I have learned that Dr. Williams did NOT write the article that the information in my column came from.
However, in my own honest and humble opinion, the 10 reasons president Obama stands a very good chance of being re-elected are factual, regardless of the source. I sincerely apologize for any animosity or ill feelings, and, I will be more careful in the future.
The following letter from Riteon editor Chuck MacNab further disputes the origin of the article:
“We owe Dr. Walter Williams an apology.
“We published an article that we thought was written by him and we have subsequently found out it was not. The title of the article we published was ‘No Matter What’ and it was published on April 1. Please be informed that this article was mistakenly attributed to Dr. Williams.
“We admire Dr. Williams’ work and the article we published was not written by him and was, in fact, a ‘phony’ that fooled us also. We hope, by way of this explanation, to inform those who took the article as genuine to know that it was bogus and that Dr. Williams had nothing to do with the writing of the article entitled ‘No Matter What’ that appeared under the column entitled ‘A Bad Dream’ published on the RiteOn website on April 1.
“We erred in not researching the real source of the article prior to publication and we erred in publishing it. We try within our means to avoid publishing phony material of the sort represented by this article and we are sorry we failed to catch the mistake prior to publication.” Chuck MacNab, Editor and Publisher, RiteOn.org.
God bless America.