EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


January 9, 2014

Letter: Extreme right revels in character assassination

To the editor:

The letter to the editor, “Some resolutions for President Obama” (Jan. 6) by Mark Acciard, a frequent contributor to The Eagle-Tribune of criticism of President Obama, breaks new ground for hypocrisy.

In the same paragraph where Mr. Acciard tells the president to “stop the divisive rhetoric”, the very same paragraph, Mr. Acciard proceeds to call the president “narcissistic”, “egomaniacal,” and “despicable.”

Well, if anybody needs to “put on big boy pants,” it is those in the politically extreme right, who have turned making ad hominem attacks on people whose politics and beliefs are not in rigid lockstep with theirs a weapon of mass character assassination and raised practicing hypocrisy to a whole new level.

Bob Pokress


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