Well, it took them about a month to get around to it, but the Trib finally published a rebuttal to the Sharon Esquivel-signed hatchet job on our 4th of July parade and John Tran. And as if to underscore their reluctance to publish an opposing viewpoint, they chopped it up, removing several points, as well as the direct reference to the letter in question, the latter of which no doubt left numerous readers a little confused as to what exactly we were responding to.
Yes, "we." There were two other people who helped write that letter; their names were among the things removed by the editors.
Here is the original Sharon Esquivel-signed letter, as published around August 30th: