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Published: Sunday, Nov. 20 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

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Ronald Mortensen
Bountiful, Utah

The date line on this article is Sunday, November 20, 12:00 am MST and yet it was posted late Friday night (November 18)or very early Saturday morning (November 19).

The Deseret News is amazing - first a mayor with a pen name and now its own calendar.

vermillion
Salt Lake City, UT

Pignanelli wrote: "After the appropriate mea culpas, West Valley residents and most County Republican delegates are likely to forgive Winder's actions as silly but well-intentioned. His troubles lie elsewhere."

Written like a truly insulated political creature! I've talked to a lot of West Valley residents, many of them who closely know or who have worked with Winder and not a single one of them view his actions as just "silly." More like downright dishonest and self-serving and arrogant.

If Mike offered up anything approaching a real, heartfelt apology without all the lame justifications for his behavior, maybe people would be more apt to forgive. But I'm getting the widespread sense that people are only feeling he came clean because he felt (again) that he could control the story and manipulate the media into brushing off his deception as mere "silliness."

If Mike was willing to stoop so low as to repeatedly perpetrate this fraud on his constituents, who in their right mind would trust him with even more constituents?

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Winder stole another person's identity to write self-aggrandizing news stories for this newspaper.

Winder should resign immediately, and the Deseret News should rethink its practice of accepting unsolicited "news" stories.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Hmmm.... Utah repubs lying, manipulating, and deceiving constiuents? Wow... Gee what a surprise...

tom_e
Kaysville, UT

I think the problem rests on the Deseret Media Corporation and its leadership. I really miss the old days of a newspaper just reporting the news and not blogging.

regis
Murray, UT

@ Ronald Mortensen

You'll see the same situation if you look at the Tribune online. Tribune articles regularly appear online a day or two before they actually appear in the print edition.

Since the DNews and SLTrib are the only papers I look at much online, I can only assume this is true of other papers around the country as well.

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