, Salem, MA


October 2, 2012

Letter: Mud-slinging has gotten out of hand

To the editor:

Recent local and state campaigns have got out of hand. This week, I received an inflammatory and scurrilous piece of literature in the U.S. mail from Richard Tisei personally attacking Congressman John Tierney and his spouse. It was downright dirty and offensive. I know politics is a rough business and both parties offend. But personal attacks like this mailing is poisoning public discourse and uncivil. So too are the mocking of American Indians by staffers and others supporting Senator Scott Brown. The Salem News, the Knights of Columbus and other groups have been promoting civility in America. We should all join in this effort and stick to the issues, no matter where we stand on issues or whom we support.

Dr. Sean Gresh


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