I enjoy reading your newspaper and being informed on events occurring both locally and nationally. However, I take issue with a recent column by J. Karl Miller in the Oct. 22 edition of the Missourian.
In that column he states, "The New York Times, The Washington Post and other news organizations reported on a review of all of Florida's ballots. The result was Bush won, end of story." This statement is demonstratively false.
The National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago was the organization that conducted the study on behalf of a number of major newspapers. They found that regardless of counting standard, Al Gore would have won if all of the Florida ballots had been recounted. This conclusion is clearly stated in the report.
Therefore, either Mr. Miller has not read the study that he refers to, or he read it and decided to alter its conclusion to fit his own perception of reality. Whichever is the case, I expect more from the Missourian. Moreover, Mr. Miller uses his erroneous statement to belittle individuals who questioned the validity of the Florida electoral process in 2000.
It is my opinion that he deliberately misinforms readers to advance the agenda of the Republican Party.