The news of Cumberland County ran an endorsement for Nelson Thompson on Friday, October 30 and attributed it to Ernest Zirkle. This surprised those of us that know him, since he has firmly been on board with the Independent Leaders from the beginning.
Well, we learned that Ernie never wrote that letter. Ernie wrote this reply, which the News did print on saturday with an apology.
Yesterday there was a letter of endorsement from me that I did not write. �In fact I do not even know Nelson Thompson. �I do know, and have known, �Bruce Peterson for many years; �both as a neighbor and as an independent business owner in Hopewell. �He is a thoughtful, dedicated public servant with no agenda other than to serve the residents of Cumberland County. �I hope the unfortunate mistake does not cause any harm to his campaign. �
Who wrote the endorsement for Thompson and then lied and said it was from Zirkle? Was it someone from the Magazzu Team trying to stir up trouble and confuse people when it would possibly be too late to print a retraction?
Did the paper make a stupid and unforgivable mistake? There are too many questions surrounding every aspect of the Magazzu campaign, from attempted coercion of voters as we just reported, to this fake letter to the editor… when is this insanity going to stop?