Name calling isn’t necessary


Dear editor,


I was very disappointed at our July 3 edition of Current in Noblesville. While I understand that the columnists are independent and their views do not reflect the position of the paper, I believe that the editor has a responsibility to ensure that columnists present their views in a respectful and mature manner. Calling the people who don’t share your opinion “idiots” and “stupid,” is unacceptable. Mrs. Wilson is entitled to her opinion and as an independent columnist is certainly entitled to write a piece on vaccinations. However, I would expect you to hold her to basic standards of professionalism ­­­– allowing her to call some of your readers “idiots” and “stupid” does not reflect well on your publication. I don’t care what Mrs. Wilson’s view is, but the fact that you allowed immature name calling to be published in your paper makes me want to make sure I never read your paper again. I sincerely hope that you will take steps to ensure that in the future, columnists have to present their opinions in a thoughtful and mature manner, no name calling allowed.


Tiffany Silitonga

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