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CALLAGHAN: Columnist should be more positive

Letter by Peggy L. Walton, Tacoma on Nov. 12, 2010 at 11:11 am with 5 Comments »
November 12, 2010 11:11 am

I am writing this letter in disgust to the horrible rantings of your columnist Peter Callaghan. Time and time again Mr. Callaghan shows total disrespect for our elected public officials.

The name-calling and putdowns remind me of a schoolyard bully. In a time where bullying is widespread in the news we have someone that is getting paid to do this same thing to our public officials. I cannot remember the last time I have seen anything positive regarding our community written in his column.

I believe if we are going to put a halt to bullying maybe we should lead by example. I am wondering if Mr. Callaghan is up for this challenge.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. BlaineCGarver says:

    Show me a politician worthy of praise. One that places us before his power trip. ONe that isn’t for sale to the highest bidder. **crickets** Keep giving them he!! Peter…

  2. Do like I do- don’t read the column. I stopped reading his column a long time ago. I don’t think I’ve missed any pearls of wisdom!

  3. aislander says:

    There is a long, proud, and thoroughly American tradition of showing disrespect for public officials. That he maintains it is the one thing I can say that I like about Callaghan…

  4. As Will Rogers said “It’s easier to cover politics and politicians as a humorist that as a serious writer; the humorist only has to write down what he saw “and heard

  5. I love Callaghan. I don’t agree with him all the time. It is a journalist’s responsibility to present the facts “just the facts, mam” and a columnists responsibility to present opposing views, with or without humor. Callaghan is a columnist. His JOB is to get a reaction, or at least stimulate thought. Apparently ,from Ms. Walton’s letter, he has just done that. Successfully.
    Write on!

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