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Letter: Setting The Record Straight

I am writing to express my extreme disappointment with Adam Sternberg’s article covering President Clinton’s visit to Temple Sinai (April 26 issue).


As was explained to Adam and the rest of the press who attended, the Clinton security team limited them to the first five minutes of the talk. Temple Sinai had no part in that decision. In fact, the Temple had set aside seats for the press, and were informed by President Clinton’s staff that they would not be permitted to stay and use them. Mr. Sternberg’s article left out that important detail and did not accurately represent the event.


In addition, the event was not oversold and people were not packed in. They were comfortably seated and the atmosphere was delightful.


Mr. Sternberg’s editorial style of writing is unprofessional and subjective, and belongs on the editorial page rather than as a cover news story on the front page. 


“The large New York media contingent on hand was given all of five minutes to hear and report on Clinton’s speech. While the media was given the short shrift, the audience received better treatment.” Most people read headlines and the first few paragraphs and Mr. Sternberg did us a terrible disservice. 

In the interest of good journalism, I feel that these inaccuracies in The Roslyn News must be addressed.


David Schwartz, President


Temple Sinai