I'm starting this off by saying that I'm a Gannett employee. Having said this, I've got some disturbing information about a development within USA Today/Gannett. It's a problem I can't personally deal with because doing so would, unfortunately, rub off as a discriminatory practice. One of our weekend writers (Reyhaneh Fathieh, used to do lifestyle articles such as this gem) has been tasked with writing a piece on Iran, politics, and the like. However, from having overheard her discussions, I can certify that she is very much in favor of the current Iranian regime. On multiple separate occasions, she herself noted her belief in the "possibility" that the murder of Neda Soltani on the streets of Iran may actually have been a terrorist attack by Iranian dissidents, oblivious to our own internally confirmed research that the killing was accomplished by the hands of the government-funded Basij paramilitary forces. I do not know how her piece will go. However, this needs to be stopped before she's given a global audience. I need to stress that nonviolent means are the only way this can be done; any violent encounters will inevitably be turned into a cause célèbre by the rest of the newswriters here at Gannett, which will only lead to her status being elevated to that of a local hero once she continues with her article. I must note that this is not an opinion piece. The piece she will be writing is a factual piece and thus will have great impact on the readers of the paper. She knows how to write; she already has enough experience to spin opinions however she needs, and she also has the writing education and background to make a compelling case. The best way to block this piece or to change the author is by contacting USA Today directly. If you live anywhere near the McLean area (DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland), visit our headquarters. Otherwise, call using the various lines available on our contact pages: Contact Us: Feedback, Comments & Suggestions - USATODAY.com USA TODAY The best initial bet for getting some focus onto this would be to ask to speak directly to David Hunke (Publisher) or John Hillkirk (Editor). State your concerns and make sure they find someone else who is unbiased to write this article. I personally would like to hold away because I'm highly in favor of the resistance, and it'll show in any piece which I'd write, but there are plenty of others who would do a much better job at presenting the facts as they need to be presented. I do not have a timetable for this article. Good luck with promoting communication out of Iran; it's mostly because of the actions of pro-freedom members of society such as yourselves that we've been able to hear anything at all, and I would hate for our reputation as an unbiased news source to be tarnished because of a bad assignment choice.