On Friday, John L. Micek, editorial page editor of a newspaper in Pennsylvania, took to the pages of his newspaper and called anyone opposed to his point of view on homosexual marriage a racist, sexist and anti-Semitic and announced he would not print their letters to the editor.
Well, that is one way to draw attention.
He has that right, of course, not to print letters. And people have the right not to subscribe to his newspaper.
On Saturday, he explained his move and made himself out as the victim.
He originally posted on the newspaper's site: “These unions are now the law of the land. And we will not publish such letters and op-Eds any more than we would publish those that are racist, sexist or anti-Semitic.”
On Saturday, he was puzzled that anyone took offense to that: "I stand with my gay and lesbian friends who, on Friday, were extended the same protections under the law that the rest of us take for granted. But for those of you who were offended by what was intended as a very genuine attempt at fostering a civil discussion, I apologize."
Calling people who disagree with you racist, sexist or anti-Semitic is hardly civil.
And refusing to publish letters from the other side is hardly a discussion.