Letter to the Editor: ‘Brain-Damaged’?

Regarding the letter “Fact-Checking Reader’s Letter” in your Jan. 3-10 issue, I was looking forward to some interesting insights, only to find the very first sentence referring to those with opinions different from the writer’s as being “brain-damaged.” Starting an argument by insulting everyone who disagrees with you is just not an effective way to advance a point, and it calls into question any of the “facts” that this writer might be citing. Personally, I don’t put much credence into anything that someone might say to me when they start out by insulting me.

Mark Polczynski

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin