Letters to the Editor

Edit nasty words out of letters

A letter writer used the term "liberal weenies" to describe people who supported a certain issue ("How to make liberal weenies scream" Oct. 14). I realize the benefits of letting people state their opinions in their own words, thus illustrating their intellect or lack thereof. At a certain point, though, derogatory, witless, inane comments such as I read today poison the community forum that letters to the editor should ideally be. The Bee chooses what letters should be printed, and also edits such letters. I would hope that this kind of vitriolic rhetoric, from whatever viewpoint, would not be given such a public forum.

STEPHEN MANCHESTER

Modesto

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