Sid Schwab should tone down his invective

As a former local high school educator, I am reacting to the July 10 letter to the editor by Linda Jinkens regarding Herald columnist Sid Schwab. I am questioning the inordinate amount of space offered by The Herald on a regular basis to Schwab. He has only one subject to expound upon via his muddled style of composition. It is as if he is thrashing about, searching to clarify a way forward.

If he wishes to convince readers of his deeply personal convictions, he should cleanse his diatribe of its bombastic emotion-ridden content and of its sound and fury.

Instead, he should deliver meaning with well-chosen words and a succinct overall plan, well-organized, rather than venting the same bile at the level of invective.

Jinkens’ sentence says it all: “He continues to vomit out hatred of all things Trump.”

“Cry havoc,” wrote Shakespeare, “and let slip the dogs of war.” (“Julius Caesar.”) For “dogs of war” read unabated harassment. It is the same havoc.

The Herald’s editorial board should review this Saturday regular publication. Leave this subject to professional journalists to provide the overload with less fury.

R. M. Scougale


Correction: An earlier version of the letter above contained typos that have been corrected.

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