Mr. Rick Rodriguez
Executive Editor
The Sacramento Bee
2100 Q Street
P.O. Box 15779
Sacramento, CA 95852

Dear Mr. Rodriguez:

As the new president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, you have a responsibility to make sure your members adhere to the highest standards of journalism. Yet USA Today editor Ken Paulson has refused to apologize for running the same Memogate story that resulted in four people leaving CBS News. USA Today used the same bogus documents obtained from the same discredited CBS source. The ASNE ethics code states that, “Significant errors of fact, as well as errors of omission, should be corrected promptly and prominently.” But USA Today published no correction of its bogus story. What will you do to bring the paper into compliance with ASNE’s ethics code?