Letter: Time to retire ‘Best Of’ villain category

Graphic by Lori Deaton

None among us would disagree that, as a nation, we’re plagued with divisiveness and lack of civil discourse.

Nor would few disagree that at some level, in some way, we’re all in this together. The need to coexist, civilly, in addressing what’s before us is paramount.

To that end, there’s no place in your “Best Of” to identify the top three local villains. It serves no purpose and doesn’t serve our community in any way.

I’d suggest, moving forward, you no longer include it as a category. Don’t be part of the problem.

— Bruce Kelly

Editor’s response: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the Best of WNC category. We continue to believe the category has validity in the form of honest feedback from community members. While today’s civic dialogue has grown more antagonistic, that doesn’t mean Xpress should suppress that feedback by eliminating the category — one that has a lengthy tradition in the years of Best of WNC.


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7 thoughts on “Letter: Time to retire ‘Best Of’ villain category

    • think critically

      Bruce raised an interesting point, to which the editor respectively disagreed. While it might not seem important to you, why be so quick to judge and put down someone making a suggestion he feels might help to bring the community together? Why does it bother you so much? Don’t you have better things to do? If you think other issues are more important, go ahead and write a letter. Bruce voiced an opinion, and you are the SNOWFLAKE for reacting in such a negative way.

    • MV

      Exactly! There were more than 3 just in that article about the Whole Foods Loading Zone.

    • MG Massey

      Yep.just because one died in prison, doesn’t mean there’s not more . It’s ridiculous how some folks think outing villains isn’t useful.

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