Letters to the Editors
“Small town” New Zealander and self-confessed letter addict, Andrew Prieditis, 30, has been published in over 60 newspapers globally in the past six weeks alone by writing ‘letters to the editor’ and supplying a false local address. “I just love it, seeing my name there. It doesn’t even really matter what it’s on, I just want to be part of the action. I’ve got things to say and the chance to influence people. That feels amazing,” he said. Prieditis has also sung the praises of Sarah Palin in The Dallas Morning News, vented his spleen about the Middle East in the Jerusalem Post, and targeted countless others on topics from Barack Obama and the Olympics through to Somalia and the All Blacks. But his strategy has raised eyebrows across the internet’s blogosphere, with the media site Allvoices.com, labelling Prieditis “a mischievous monkey from New Zealand”. However, Texan journalist Kevin Whited praised him as a clever “citizen of the world”. Prieditis himself admits the ethics of his strategy are “debatable” but he doesn’t care. “Surely it’s more about what I’m saying than where I live?” Next, he’s setting his sights on the Sydney Morning Herald and The Moscow Times, while Time magazine “would be the ultimate”.