If a newspaper publishes news and editorials, for it to survive, it should have certain basic standards. The daily news it publishes would naturally report on a lot of stupid things people do. However, one would expect that an editorial would be written by someone with some intelligence and a basic sense of logic (“Hate + stupidity = Pueblo temple bomb plot,” Nov. 11).
I tried to understand what the editor was trying to say, was it that the “fellow up in Pueblo” was only hateful and stupid, and so don’t attach any importance to his threats?
Most people who blow up buildings or commit terrorist acts have “hate + stupidity.” Should my takeaway message from this editorial be that we should ignore threats from people who have “hate + stupidity”?
Would the editor have the same message if this “fellow up in Pueblo” hated this editor and newspaper and was thinking of blowing it up?