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Letter to the Editor

Writer angered over opinion column

web posted August 15, 2009
Dear Editor,
Reading your (Editor's column) on John Pettigrew reminded me of one of my children throwing a fit in Walmart simply because they didn't get a toy.  In one breath you make mention of how your internet publication is the most read of any news source in the county, yet you continue to step across the line in regards to your personal feelings.  And by doing so, you take journalistic liberties not considered by most readers to be fair or balanced.  Granted, you do a superb job of getting the "latest" news to your readers in a timely fashion, yet by using your position to publicly humiliate those individuals like Mr. Pettigrew, you remove yourself from comparison with Edgefield's other news sources. 

Honestly, I can't understand why you would be so offended by Mr. Pettigrew attempting to omit Edgefield Daily from knowing of his resignation.  For several months you've publicly taken his departments short comings to task and placed all of the blame squarely on his shoulders.  Right or wrong, your writings were no doubt hurtful to Mr. Pettigrew, his family and his many friends and supporters in Edgefield County.  In addition, instead of simply taking Mr. Pettgrew to task over the Bettis Park fiasco, has anyone thought about placing some of this blame on the individual who runs the County Recreation?

When my family and I first moved to Edgefield 9 years ago, Mr. Pettigrew was one of the first folks to speak to me. He welcomed me to Edgefield and offered to help my family get settled.  Later on he loaned me his copy of a very valuable book by General Pete Longstreet, a native of Edgefield County.  Mr. Pettigrew was always available to answer questions about Edgefield or to point us in the right direction.  Your personal attacks on the man anger me.   

In conclusion I would like to add that I've often been impressed by your investigative skills and that I consider Edgefield Daily to be a valuable resource for the citizens of Edgefield County. Your hardwork is evident in each viewing and the number of readers you enjoy obviously supports this fact.  However, I also feel that it's time for the personal attacks to be toned down.  Surely you understand that your readers are smart enough to decide what's in their best interest and Edgefield County without the name calling.

John L. Brown Jr.

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