Letters disgust, enlighten

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Your letters policy as it stands now seems to be working just fine. I usually do not agree with many of the comments made in the letters to the editor, but I love to read them. I read them nearly every day. As I read the rainbow of the most disgusting or enlightening opinions, I think to myself, thank God we live in Juneau. In most large cities, those letters would certainly have been spiked. In some countries, those letter writers themselves would have been spiked.

A future poll question for the Empire: How many people routinely change their mind about an issue because of a letter to the editor? Or from the other point of view: How many people have ever become upset at the author of a letter to the editor?

Richard J. Cook


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