Open letter to the National Enquirer editors

Dear National Enquirer editors:

You could publish that story, NATIONAL ENQUIRER WORLD EXCLUSIVE: PATRICK SWAYZE HAS 5 WEEKS TO LIVE, so you did. You get the glory of scoring an exclusive on a “breaking news story.”

And what do members of Mr. Swayze’s inner circle get?

Pain.

And what do his fans get?

Sadness. And anger.

This fan didn’t want to find out about Mr. Swayze’s health condition from you, dear editors. She wanted to find out — when and if appropriate — from Mr. Swayze himself or those who are authorized to speak on his behalf.

Shame on you for depriving the Swazye family, and those who care about them, of that opportunity. Shame on you for deciding to publish what best served your purposes just because you could — regardless of the consequences.

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