Originally created 02/17/99

Hits `undignified' editorials, letters 021799 - The Augusta Chronicle

While reading the Feb. 13 paper, I was piqued to pose several questions about your editorials and letters:

Do you believe that civil discourse among people whose views may differ is a bed-rock of our democratic society?

Do you think that phrases like "spineless Senate" and "mush-brained attorney general," used in your editorials to describe present and former officials of our government, are examples of civil discourse?

Do you think that using insulting language to characterize people who disagree with you strengthens the validity of your arguments?

As the major newspaper of the second-largest city in Georgia, do you feel any responsibility to maintain, and perhaps even elevate, the level of dignity in Augusta by declining to publish letters and editorials that substitute insult for reason?

Bob Gutin,Augusta

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