I’m all for more democracy and dialogue. However, I might take exception to Xpress dignifying with front-page publicity the mid-19th century, gutter-level discourse that the Carolina Stompers represent [“Fighting Mad,” Dec. 5, 2007].
A friend of mine brought up an interesting point: Considering the rich, dignified and multifarious history of worthwhile activist organizations in Asheville, how many others has the Xpress afforded such coverage and dignified with a forum? I understand the give-‘em-enough-rope theory, but apparently that maxim has its limits, as the value of the Stompers’ sensationalism would seem to attest.
Please reconsider this editorial strategy in the future. It really does nothing more than egg on the bottom-feeders.
— Eamon Martin
Editor, The Global Report