Language, Mr. Scott!
I have been reading The Wave for many years and have long admired its critical focus on the Bloomberg Administration’s performance with respect to the educational system of New York City.
However, I believe that the newspaper’s integrity is diminished and impugned by language such as that found in Norm Scott’s opening line of his March 8th edition article.
It is not that the word is the worst of all possible expressions. It is just inappropriate for the time and place of its location even in a column and not a news article. It demeans the newspaper and reflects badly upon the author of the article. I believe that the article has an important and valid point to make but the first line casts a cloud over the character of its author.
I know that people can get terribly annoyed and aggravated by the acts of others. However, there are many ways of expressing that aggravation. There is also a time and a place for appropriate types of expression.
Mr. Scott has a lot to say. I hope that he says it better.
JOE MARGOLIN (editor’s note: we believe the word used was “pissed.”)