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Letter: Letter writer was hypocritical

In the July 31 West Central Tribune, Benjamin Larson's scolding of Patricia Carter Harding over her July 30 letter to the editor -- which was spot on, in my opinion -- piques my interest.

In the July 31 West Central Tribune, Benjamin Larson’s scolding of Patricia Carter Harding over her July 30 letter to the editor - which was spot on, in my opinion - piques my interest.

He tells of two of his friends in the refugee and immigrant communities who are both industrious and hard-working - admirable traits. I believe he referred to one as inspiring. However, not all of the people in the said communities are of the same inspiring character.

Mr. Larson accuses Mrs. Harding of writing a xenophobic, slanderous letter. He states that he can guarantee that she has probably never had a meaningful discussion with anyone in the refugee or immigrant communities. Not only does this appear to be an oxymoron, since no one can guarantee probability, but he goes on to admit not knowing Mrs. Harding - the same thing he blames her for - not knowing the refugee or immigrant communities. I believe there is a term for accusations like this - hypocritical.

Ed Mickelson

Atwater

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