Two weeks ago, Kiley Miller wrote a very reasonable letter about the prospects for our water and view sheds if the BLM sells mining/drilling leases. Last week, you print a letter slashing Kiley’s opinion with nearly every sentence. It poses the question, “Just because we don’t always agree, does that mean we can’t live together in harmony.” Then proceeds to continue slashing Kiley even suggesting she leave Moab. Of eight sentences, five – and one entire paragraph – contain a personal attack.
I wonder why people feel a need to belittle and undermine another’s point of view in order to get their own across? But even more, I wonder why you see a need to print such crap... a miserable failure of your own editorial standard and a disservice to our community.
You once printed a letter – responding to one of my own – which was full of lies and slander, which you still hold in your archives after many years. You had the unmitigated gall to title that letter “DJ @ War with Authority.” This is why I have not purchased your paper since 2005 and am very pleased to find a competent competitor.
Ashamed of you.