Las Vegas Sun

July 31, 2014

Currently: 106° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

letter to the editor:

Step in the kitchen, you may get burned

I admire and enjoy the letters that readers submit to the Las Vegas Sun expressing their opinion on a variety of issues, many of which are political in nature. Everyone has an opinion and the right to submit it to the Sun for possible selection.

What writers must be aware of is the possible reaction that may result from their letter. I have been fortunate to have letters printed, then recently realized how a small portion of readers may respond. A two-page, handwritten letter arrived by mail in a plain envelope. Enclosed were clippings from other publications meant to back the responder’s point of view. The letter was signed “A concerned American.”

Really?

It puzzles me that, instead of submitting his or her view directly to the newspaper for consideration, he or she chose to send this trash directly to the author of the article, concealing their identity in a cowardly manner.

I would caution any writer to be prepared for an unwanted response of such nature.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy