January 9, 2014
Dear Dr. Donohue,
You're asking us to take responsibility for something that we did not produce. Jamie Stiehm writes a column for U.S. News & World Report, and she writes a separate column for Creators Syndicate, which is edited by us. The column in question was released by U.S. News & World Report and was not edited by us.
Unlike what you said in your YouTube clip, Jamie Stiehm (pronounced like "steam") is not employed by us. She has signed a contract with us to write a weekly column — which, again, this particular column was not.
We syndicate opinion writers of all stripes. We defend Ms. Stiehm, whom you call a bigot, just as we have defended Brent Bozell, whom some in the gay community have called a bigot for columns such as this: http://www.creators.com/opinion/brent-bozell/the-good-news-of-gay-teens.html.
Another writer whom we syndicate, Pat Buchanan — a Catholic — elicited this message to us from the National Jewish Democratic Council (for a column we actually released): http://www.njdc.org/blog/post/njdc_to_creators_syndicate_drop_buchanan.
Our answer to the NJDC was the same as it is to you.
Creators Syndicate Inc.
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