Letter: Good reason to stay anonymous
Rep. Rick Watrous’s letter to the editor, “Make online commenters own their statements” (Monitor, Nov. 13), merits a response. One reason for a writer to remain anonymous is to protect himself, his family and his employer from flak by association. Another is to dodge the name calling, such as “anonymous yahoos” and “internet trolls,” by those who think name-calling is an effective tool. That tactic may work on the playground but not in adult life.