• Fujisawa, Kanagawa


In his Dec. 8 letter, “Criticism of criticism puzzling,” Brett Gross wishes someone would explain the logic behind criticism of unbalanced arguments that one sometimes reads in print, with regard to my Dec. 1 letter “Unbalanced article on immigrants” (which had criticized Hiroaki Sato’s Nov. 28 article on U.S. policy toward illegal immigrants).

As a regular reader of print media for over 40 years, I respect print journalism and hold it to the high standards it espouses. I find hypocrisy wrong and am not afraid to say so. I am proud to have been educated in the days when students were actually taught logic, how to reason and make a point — unlike these days when so many students seem to be merely processed with standardized testing, political correctness and Ritalin.

Gross confesses that he does not understand the logic used by the many readers who sometimes rightfully criticize opinions they find invalid. I think all of us critics cannot always be wrong, which leaves Gross the one who is puzzled.

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

donald feeney

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