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"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

An appalling display

Accomplished young writer Jeff Rose-Martland has a letter in Saturday's Telegram (not online) which begins:

I witnessed Randy Simms’ appalling display of spite on VOCM’s “Open Line” on Wednesday, June 17.
Rose-Martland continues in this vein for over 700 words... 700 words which, apart from a few cosmetic style changes and corrections silently made by the Telegram's letter editor, are identical to the over 700 words of his screed in NL Press last Monday. Both versions conclude with:

If Mr. Simms is not capable of embracing our future, perhaps he should quietly disappear into our past.
Yikes.

There was indeed an appalling display of spite on VOCM that morning.

There was indeed.

And there have been more than a few similarly childish displays since.

3 Comments:

At 4:13 PM, June 28, 2009 , Blogger Jeff said...

I would hardly call 38 'young'. You also seem to object to my letter appearing in the Telegram and NL Press. That has nothing to do with me; I sent both letters at the same time. I have no idea why The Telegram would sit on it for a week.

Thank you for the 'accomplished' comment though. ;) - JRM

 
At 4:22 PM, June 28, 2009 , Blogger Edward G. Hollett said...

Perhaps they were debating the creepy analogy at the front end of it about Randy Simms, the unappreciative parent.

 
At 5:29 PM, June 28, 2009 , Blogger WJM said...

You also seem to object to my letter appearing in the Telegram and NL Press.

"Object"?

Huh?

 

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