Thursday 8 December 2016

Childish diatribe is a step too far

Published 22/02/2011 | 08:02

I am horrified that you thought it appropriate to publish Ian O'Doherty's disgusting, bilious diatribe ('Sterilising junkies may seem harsh, but it does make sense', February 18). He has called people 'scumbags', 'worthless', and 'vermin'. He has said that he 'hates them more that anything', would cheer if they were all to die, and has called for their sterilisation. Does it matter who he was talking about?

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It was childish and crass. It was intentionally hateful and abusive. It was also cowardly. Mr O'Doherty knows that those he insults are not "going to start writing letters to the Indo and ringing 'Liveline' to complain".

Damon Barrett London Single seats give voters choice

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