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Letter: Pitts is such a hypocrite, fanning flames of hate

Pitts is such a hypocrite, fanning flames of hate

In the same edition of The News that outlines in detail the recent dire consequences of hate speech, Leonard Pitts’ column is printed. He makes sure we understand that he does not respond to public commentary to his writing that includes name-calling. In the next breath, he informs us that it is his moral obligation to name-call the president.

Pitts has a forum that few do to help eliminate the increasingly negative tenor of our public discourse, yet he sees no moral imperative to help de-escalate the ugly tone of that rhetoric. He continues to aggressively fan the flames of vile hate speech in almost every piece he writes, while seeking to place himself above it by virtue of his conscience.

Gary Rog

Hamburg

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