Reader has had enough of Taylor
To the editor:
I have been reading the Times Chronicle for well over 50 yHDUs, HYHU sLnFH , wDs D child growing up in the MchinOHy sHFWLRn RI $bLnJWRn. ,W sDGGHns mH WR sDy WKDW LW Ls nRw WLmH WR FDnFHO my subsFULSWLRn because I can no longer abide WKH wULWLnJ RI 7HG 7DyORU DnG his self-importantI criticalI negative bloviating. vears agoI my KusbDnG DnG , bRWK OHDUnHG LnGHSHnGHnWOy WKDW DnyRnH wKR GDUHs FKDOOHnJH 7DyORU by wDy of a critical response to someWKLnJ KH wULWHs Ls subMHFW WR D personal attack from him in his column.
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eow can owners and editors who value their readers permit this negative curmudgeon D wHHNOy FROumn? 3HUKDSs LW wRuOG bH sOLJKWOy OHss DnnRyLnJ if readers were free to respond and know that our opinions would be permitted to standI be respected and valued. To my NnRwOHGJH, WKDW KDs nHYHU KDSSHnHG. , DOwDys bHOLHYHG WKH purpose of newspaper columns was to elicit reader response. eow can it ever be acceptable IRU D FROumnLsW WR bUDsKOy DnG UuGHOy smDFN GRwn UHDGHUs? $UHn’W yRuU UHDGHUs, yRuU FOLHnWs? DRn’W wH HYHU KDYH WKH right to the last word if we disDJUHH?
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6KRuOG yRu GHFLGH WR SULnW WKLs OHWWHU RU sKRw LW WR 7DyORU, , wRuOG OLNH WR ODy GRwn D FKDOOHnJH WR 0RnWJRmHUy 3ubOLsKing editors: allow this criticism to stand and not permit Ted 7DyORU, unGHU WKH JuLsH RI “IUHH speech” the right to respond with negative criticism of me in the newspaper. I suspect it is neigh well impossible for him to restrain himself. Marge Sexton