Protesters claiming to act independently of a network including Sierra Club BC and Wilderness Committee attempt to disrupt logging near Carmanah-Walbran Provincial Park

LETTER: Walbran columnist ‘pig-biting mad’

Tom Fletcher reminds Victoria reader of Ed Anger, Korean War veteran who penned 'My America' rants in Weekly World News

Editor:

I just finished reading Tom Fletcher’s B.C. Views column “Avatar Sequel Bombs in Walbran” (Victoria News, Jan. 12, follow-up commentary Jan. 17) and I’m left with two questions.

My first question: did Fletcher used to ghost-write the Ed Anger columns that appeared in the Weekly World News? If so, he was much funnier when he was “pig-biting mad” about immigrants, vegetarians or people who speak languages he can’t understand.

My second question: does Fletcher know where 20 per cent of the Earth’s oxygen comes from? (Hint, it is not produced by the logging industry.)

Maybe somebody could send him a memo informing him that trees produce oxygen and it’s kind of, um, you know, important and stuff. Trees do more than that, but we’ll keep it simple to start.

Jakob Derkson, Victoria

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