Letter | Politicians touting I-73 not held to same standards as other writers

08/17/2014 12:00 AM

08/15/2014 6:02 PM

If you submit letters to the editor, they must be about relevant issues and one of the first standards set by the paper is that it must not contain any questionable or undocumented facts.

Yet recently there was an op-ed by S.C. Rep. Alan Clemmons concerning Interstate 73, in which he categorically states it will create 7,000 construction jobs and 22,000 post-construction jobs.

My question for the Sun News Editors is, did they require Mr. Clemmons to provide complete documentation as to the occupations, locations, wages and years in which these 7,000 jobs will be created and the same goes for the 22,000 jobs.

Since we have a horrible unemployment and underemployment rate here in Horry County, bringing 22,000 people in to fill fictitious jobs would be devastating If the Sun News failed to make Mr. Clemmons provide detailed documentation of his claims; it means normal hardworking citizens are held to a higher level of veracity then The Sun News holds the politicians in this state .

The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.

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