The Duluth News Tribune is supposed to be the number one newspaper in the Northlands of Minnesota. Or at least, that is what they say. Over 4 million people visited their web site in August 2011. That’s a lot of visits. Earlier today, the Duluth News Tribune, ironically (go look up “Tribune”) posted a letter to the editor chastising an earlier run piece from the Washington Post that confused Presidential Candidate Rick Perry’s belief in creationism with a belief in “Young Earth Creationism.”
The letter written by Dan Erickson says:
… Parker insisted that because Gov. Rick Perry believes in creationism he has abandoned reason. Parkerâ€™s argument seems deficient in just that. She acknowledged Perryâ€™s statement that he â€œis not sure anyone knows how old the Earth is,â€ but then she implied that because Perry is a creationist he thinks the Earth was created only 6,500 years ago. She seemed ignorant of the debate between young-Earth and old-Earth creationists. The latter believe the Earth may indeed be 4.5 billion years old, as Parker apparently does, while the former are convinced it is less than 10,000 years old.
OMG Duluth News Tribune! Are you actually giving space to an argument over whether Old Earth or New Earth creationism is more real? Do you also have any column inches dedicated to the age old question of whether Bigfoot and Yeti are the same species or two different species? About whether the aliens that abduct humans and perform experiments on them are the same ones that fly around in saucer-shaped craft or a different group?
The opinion piece is here. It does not seem to have a comment section, but you can express your opinion as to whether or not supposedly mainstream newspapers should stoop this low to get material to the Editors. Please do!