Stooping to name calling

Posted1/30/2017 1:00 AM

Last week, you introduced Walter E. Williams as a columnist, writing about college students who want shelter from criticism and things that they find disagreeable.

While I agree with the gist of the article, Professor Williams began, filled and ended his text with common name calling, using the term "snowflake."


Apparently, he feels he cannot make his case unless he degrades the object of his scorn. Or he wants to limit the intellectual appeal of his argument.

I'm disappointed that the Herald printed this. Can we expect name calling to flow into other areas, too? It really isn't far from here to the Herald editorials or on another path to using other names for races or even our police.

This is no fine line. You stoop low to print it.

Mark Muehlhausen


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