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Equal Time, For NOW

NYS Capitol Bldg, Albany, NY
NYS Capitol Bldg, Albany, NY
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Last week, the article "Where Are they Now" generated an enormous amount of reader feedback, from many involved in the Albany political community. The article was an attempt to show how different sides of the political spectrum interact with, and the treatment that issues receive, from Albany's and the nation's media markets. 

According to the reader feedback that was received, it failed to do so.  

I, personally, would like to sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended in any, way, shape of form by the article "Where Are They NOW?" All of the groups cited in the article, especially the National Organization for Women (NOW), have, and continue to advance a positive agenda that benefits not just women, but everyone. 

In 2010, this column began to open the social and political discourse in Albany. Unfortunately, many of the e mails and reader feedback since its inception have involved personal allegations about the reporter, instead attacking the important and serious issues being discussed. The article "Where Are they NOW?" has been pulled from any further circulation, and all of this column writer's work will no longer continue for For any further inquires, please contact 

It remains surreal, that in the year 2010, the personalization and polarization of issues still readily impedes progress and open discussion at the State's Capitol.    

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  • Not In This Lifetime! 5 years ago

    You did the right thing Mr. Wappman with an apology to NOW and all the women's organizations, who have championed the cause of the victims of abuse and for those who need a voice.

    I would also like to thank the Albany Republican Examiner for taking action in the retraction and swift removal of the erroneous article "Where are they NOW?".

  • Bettyjean Kling 5 years ago

    An honorable mention of TMU- would have been nice or at least a person reply to me for all the personal work I put into educating you on this issue and where we have been. The retraction, however, shows character. I was seriously upset as I am sure you noticed - it became personal to me. Thanks much for taking the issue on and I hope you follow through on the issue . Nearly 5 women a day across this country are marred, scarred and beaten by their boyfriends and husbands. This gal was lucky - my daughter lost half of her head 4 days earlier. Hopefully you will cover these stories that noone seems to bother with or notices that we do.
    BettyJean ~The Majority United
    - A victim's first scream is for help; a victim's second scream is for justice

  • Marcia Pappas, President of NOW NYS 5 years ago

    Apology accepted. We contiue to raise awareness about the struggle for equality for all women and appreciate your recognition. Marcia A. Pappas, President, NOW-New York State.

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