Dear Mr. Fordney,
Thank you for giving not only myself, but thousands of upstanding law abiding citizens around the state a perfectly good reason to never purchase your company's newspaper now or again.
I'm sure you do not like spending money on places and things whose purpose in life seems to be to mock, insult, and degrade you, your friends, or your ideals and beliefs. I'm sure you can understand theposition from which I am speaking.
I will, however, congratulate The Northern Virginia Daily for having enough readers that both you and your editors feel confident in throwing away not only circulation, but advertising dollars. This is especially surprising, considering the number of stories in the last several weeks detailing mass layoffs at various news agencies around the country.
Kudos to you and your team for for being so successful that throwing away revenue is of no concern. May you continue to be prosperous in the future, where many others in your field appear to be failing.
In closing, I would like to remind you that it has been said "journalism died in 2008". I would ask that you put down the hammer and nails, and step away from the coffin.