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Letter to the Editor: Reader: ‘Cancel culture unacceptable’

To the editor:

I was disappointed by The Coastland Times editor’s decision to publish a letter, on July 26, 2020, containing personal attacks, castigating the writer of an earlier letter regarding alternative energy, an important national issue.  Attacking the messenger is an indolent tactic of those having little technical familiarity with the subjects about which they write or speak.  By promoting unsubstantiated opinions and warm fuzzy feelings over expressions of learned thought, based on research, scholarship, and demonstrable facts, the editor feeds the “cancel culture” mentality, all too common in today’s society.

Regrettably, such defective substitute for enlightened debate or meaningful civil discourse extends to much of what we see and read daily in the media.

Anita Stiger

Gaithersburg, Maryland

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