I read the angry Panthers Pyramid Scheme open letter to Jerry Richardson Monday morning when I got off the red-eye from San Diego.
I wish more people would take out full-page advertisements in the Charlotte Observer when they're angry or optimistic or pretty much anything else. Feel content? Buy an ad.
But the open letter failed for me when I skipped to the bottom and saw that it was paid for by the Perturbed Panther PSL Owners Federation.
In other words, the writer was willing to spend several thousand dollars to publicize his cause. Yet he didn't believe in the cause enough to attach his name.
This will sound old-fashioned, but it's true. You have to account for what you say and what you write. When I'm overrun by email I skip those that are unsigned.
If somebody rips me, that's their prerogative. But if they don't sign their work why should I care?
I've never understood the quest for anonymity. If you want to hide, find a message board.The single-spaced letter on 10C Monday offered 17 paragraphs, a chart, exclamation points, an underlined phrase and words that were capitalized.
What it lacked said much more.