In Regard to Civil Discourse
By Vicki Harsha
April 24, 2007
After reading Ms. Gierard's comments regarding Sitnews, I needed
to respond to her insensitive remark in regard to Mr. Kaufman's
passing and the integrity of Sitnews.
Mr. & Mrs. Kauffman were married many years, and worked side
by side in the publication and operation of Sitnews. I believe
they had the same beliefs regarding civility and diginity, and
I believe that Mrs. Kaufmann is still, and will continue to practice
that standard. I would also tend to believe that together, they
came up with the "basic rules", or at least agreed
upon them before implementation.
I also applaud Mrs. Kauffman as the editor of Sitnews for publishing
Ms. Gierard's letter when it was a direct attack on the paper
and the individuals responsible for overseeing that operation.
I cannot see how Mr. Johnson's and Mr. Krueger's letters were
personal attacks. I found them both to only inform the readers
of Sitnews Opinion Letters what had already been established
outside of Sitnews, either in the Daily News or by personal admission
of the individuals in question.
Again, I thank Sitnews for allowing community members and fellow
citizens for being allowed to publish their opinions, with honesty,
civility and integrity.
Maybe we could all learn a lesson in civil discourse from Ms.
Kauffman, as she seems to not only know how, but continues to
practice civil discourse.
Received April 24, 2007 - Published April 24, 2007
About: " Long time Ketchikan
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