New Castle News

May 8, 2013

Critic’s letter committed the identical offenses

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Editor, The News:

On May 3, a letter by Matthew Finamore was published.

His letter was a rant from opening to finish against Joseph Waltenbaugh’s letter of April 11. Finamore also blamed The News for printing Waltenbaugh’s letter.

I saw no difference in either letter, having read them both. He classified Waltenbaugh as an ignorant, hateful bigot, language in my opinion just as ignorant, hateful and bigoted as how he assessed Waltenbaugh. Well, if this is Finamore’s belief, maybe The News should not have printed his letter, either.

These letters are opinions, including mine. People shouldn’t blame The News, calling it irresponsible. It seems to have understood its role as a newspaper. I don’t think Finamore did.

Jeff Reed

Lutton Street

New Castle