To The Daily Sun,
You published a letter in the Feb. 11 edition. I don't remember the writer's name, but I recognized it when I read the letter. The letter writer is someone who contributes to the Letters section frequently.
At the beginning of his letter he complained about someone who had misspelled something. Throughout the rest of the letter there were misspellings by the letter writer and a note in italics from the editor explaining that the writer's misspellings were purposely not being corrected. The only conclusion I could draw was that your editorial staff decided to mock this letter writer by letting the readers see that he himself makes frequent spelling mistakes even though he is bothered by poor spelling.
I guess doing this made you feel very clever, like you're some kind of muckraker or something. I guess it never occurred to you what a turnoff it would be for the readership to see your mean-spirited, spiteful attitude displayed toward this man who is a frequent contributor to your letters section and as such, a contributor to your paper. All I learned from this is how mean-spirited you are, which is information I could have lived without. But then you are the same people who made the decision a couple of months ago to reveal the name of a crime victim in a story just because he has a minor criminal record of his own, aren't you?
Here's a tip for you, from now on when you are tempted to use your platform to hurt someone, don't. It only looks clever to you. To the reader, not so much.
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