Reader Displeased

commons.wikimedia.orgThe following letter arrived at the Independent’s office Thursday from a reader in Woodbridge, addressed to the Independent’s editor. (The reader’s name has been withheld.)

Dearest Paul:

I had to laugh when I realized that you had banned me from NHI’s Facebook page. What took you so long? After all, Freedom of Speech means nothing to a Communist like yourself. It’s just our Constitution’s First Amendment, but what does that mean to a New World Order shill? You just could not stand the thought any longer that I might bring more truth to your readers, diverting them away from your endless “liberal progressive” propaganda.

By the way, why don’t you ever do “news stories” (I use that term loosely when it comes to your programming) on chemtrails, which are featured prominently in your New Haven Green photos from yesterday, March 11? Is it because you are aligned with evil to bring on One World Order? You claim to be a Jew, but really, I think you’re a Satanist.

If you our your publication had any actual importance, I would demand to be unbanned from your Facebook page. But an America-hating Communist has no respect for our Constitution, so I understand you are busy serving Evil, so I must be eliminated.


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posted by: astrophyzz on March 13, 2014  2:03pm

Another Journal I used to read recently posted a similar “fight” between itself and a reader/costumer/layman. It looked super immature when they did it and it looks even worse coming from you. This guy may be nuts, but you’re the News Paper! Don’t you think you have better things to write and/or care about? It’s like a teacher fighting with an elementary school kid. You clearly have the upper hand; why don’t you also strive for the higher road?

posted by: William Kurtz on March 13, 2014  2:22pm

It’s fair to run it; especially since the writer seems so concerned with the idea that his (or her) voice is being suppressed.

posted by: cunningham on March 13, 2014  2:31pm

At first I thought this guy was full of it. Then I realized that the hammer & sickle in the article is credited to Wikipedia Commons, whereas the inverted pentagram has no credit or citation at all. Conclusion: the NHI staff had the file on hand. Why would they have free access to an inverted Pentagram unless they were Satanists? Open your eyes, sheeple!

posted by: TheMadcap on March 13, 2014  2:47pm

” but you’re the News Paper! Don’t you think you have better things to write and/or care about?”

I don’t think you’ve ever read the editors to the letter section of actual newspapers.

Also this is just hilarious. C’mon lighten up, we’re a small city, not London, it’s not like there’s breaking news happening every hour.

posted by: Keith Whamond on March 13, 2014  3:14pm

I like how he thinks his constitutional right to free speech includes commenting on a website.

posted by: robn on March 13, 2014  3:28pm

The letter writer can be assured that that there are no conspiratorial brain altering Marxist chemical agents being sprayed over New Haven by airplanes. However, its worth keeping an eye on the chimneys of Yale Poli-Sci.

posted by: parejkoj on March 13, 2014  4:18pm

Our precious bodily fluids!

posted by: robn on March 13, 2014  5:18pm

...a profound sense of fatigue, a feeling of emptiness…

posted by: astrophyzz on March 13, 2014  5:28pm

You’re right, Madcap, I actually wasn’t considering that section when I wrote the comment. There was clearly no expectation of privacy in writing to NHI, after all. But as a little guy myself, with a comparatively small voice, to see a journal with a comparatively large voice demonize this human just because they can… didn’t smell quite right to me. Seems gauche.

posted by: Wikus van de Merwe on March 13, 2014  5:57pm

Well, I think you could at least agree that using an inverted Pentacle (I’m assuming to represent evil?), is disrespectful to those religions who use that icon.  I’m sure you’d be a little miffed if someone wrote a column about “evil” and had a Star of David pictured.

posted by: Gretchen Pritchard on March 14, 2014  9:20am

That pentacle isn’t inverted.  It’s rotated 72 degrees.

: )

posted by: Rick Dunne on March 14, 2014  5:15pm

“Dearest Paul,”... I don’t know, he seems rather fond of you…