Ordinarily, it is good policy not to reply publicly to letters to the editor complaining about the contents of the back page. Supplicants calling the proprietor a jerk, idiot or cretin for alleged sins should be allowed their brief hour in the sun and their own say.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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