Here is a lesson in activism: mainstream media makers are generally lazy. Creative message-makers can capitalize on that.
A Lothrop Street, Beverly resident who has supposedly written dozens of letters to the editor supporting being a vegan and opposing eating meat doesn’t exist.
And the Beverly address he was using as his home address is also phony.
A man named Matthew Warden has written at least 24 letters to the Citizen since 2004, according to a search of the paper’s archives. In the letters, Warden often wrote opposing eating meat.
- No mention of the newspaper’s missing fact-checking department.
- No apology for publishing letters that weren’t local.
- No explanation for a letters-to-the-editor policy that requires a local address yet waits 5 years to verify that address.
I think it’s all pretty funny.
Remember kids, the world is run by those who show up. SHOW UP.