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‘Bronx’, ‘snobs’ . . . what next?

Posted on May 28 2015 at 12:10:54

I refer to the letter from Neil Mortiss about labelling Redditch “the Bronx” (Village Views May 2015).

He makes a good point about editorial judgment. The comment was likely to be inflammatory. 

“Freedom of speech” does not excuse causing hurt. Why provide a public platform for offensive remarks?

In trying to make this point, it’s a shame Mr Mortiss feels justified in applying the “snob” label to all residents of Alvechurch on the basis of a comment made by one individual.

Patrick Edwards, Alvechurch


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