From the Mailbag!

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From the Mailbag!


I received an email from an unhappy reader! After sharing it on our RedState writers’ thread, our editor, Streiff, suggested we resurrect a feature (From the Mailbag!)


From: Scott Thomas
Subject: Awesome article!
Date: January 31, 2020 12:29 pm

No. Not awesome. You come across as an insecure, uneducated, and dopey person. You write an anti American gossip column, in addition to your other specious ‘jobs’. You’re a dope… just keep it at home and you won’t have to read about how damn dumb you sound.



Subject: Re: Awesome article!
Date: February 8, 2020 5:12 pm
To: Scott Thomas

Hi Scott:

Just saw this. I’ve had readers disagree with my positions and explain why.

But I’ve never received anything quite like this before.

I think it reflects more on you than on me.



From: Scott Thomas
Subject: Re: Awesome article!
Date: February 8, 2020 9:40

What shocking insight. To say my words reflect me. Yeah dumdum, they do. Or else why would I have written them.

You give women a particularly bad voice. And I hate it, so when I tell you that when I read your sentences (I’m being charitable) I think how hard it makes for people who actually live their lives wanting, reasonably, to be talked to like they’ve made it above 3rd grade. Your sentences, compiled together as ‘thoughts’ wreck this proposition.

One word describes your sentences. Mediocrity. You probably, as proof by your reply, have NO idea how dumb you sound. I’m talking about a perfectly needless voice that should donate its time to something else. What I’m saying is is that you’re a gossip columnist cleverly dressed up as political provocateur. They come off to someone with an IQ higher than 99 as what one would expect to hear from a child.

Just get better at your job, preferably a new one. I’m sure you have something of value to this world…halt all operations and simply figure it out.


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