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Letter: Not impressed

I’m going to have to take your word for it that The Insiders is an acquired taste, because it sure seems more like an error in judgment to me at this point. The fact that less than a week into their new gig they required an editorial apology for the use of sarcasm and flippancy, speaks volumes. No editor should have to make excuses for, or explain, the writing style of columnists.

The 4-inch space used for their photo, byline and heading is totally unjustified by anything they have to offer and far exceeds that allocated to any of the exceptional, award-winning writers on the Monitor’s staff.

With their wider stage, they should reconsider the way they address the expanded audience. Many of us out here beyond the city limits do not respond well to being referred to as “Concord,” as in “Listen here, Concord.” It’s like being called “Hey, you” by someone who wants your business.

And, most important, they need to triple check their information and use specific days instead of the vague tomorrow or today. Thursday’s column sent readers and their children to an event “tomorrow” that actually took place “today.” Perhaps that peace pipe thing they mentioned in the column came into play there, too?

I’ll stick with the Calendar in Thursday’s A&E section for all the great things to see and do in Concord and hope that The Insiders soon get tired of being out in the open air.

JANET SPLAN

Andover

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