It has been 17 years and 265 days since the city’s pledge to build the West Branch Library.

There are scads of words in the English language with which to characterize Doug MacEachern’s editorial in the Republic on September 10, 2015. Here’s the link: http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/dougmaceachern/2015/09/10/west-side-valley-economy/72034706/ .

Just a few that come to mind are: elitist, snobbish, snooty, snotty, arrogant, haughty, imperious, pompous, presumptuous, superior, conceited and smug.

I am not disputing MacEachern’s assessment of Glendale’s attempt to become a sports mecca. His attacks on Glendale and its citizens are unwarranted. He characterizes all of Glendale’s citizens as “of limited means.” Or how about his opinion that, “Glendale is still Glendale. Not especially upscale, even in its upscale neighborhoods. And quite a bit more dicey around the edges…”. He ends his editorial trash with, “There are many nice places in the West Valley for tourists to stay. But if they have their druthers they are going to go to where the parties are rocking. And that’s not Maryvale. And it’s not Glendale.”

Really, Mr. MacEachern? One would have thought that having risen to the vaunted position of “idiotorialist” for the Republic you would have grown past petty sniping. You haven’t been invited into Glendale’s upscale neighborhoods because they are gated and you don’t have the code for entry.

Your editorial opinion is currently being used as puppy potty training paper and lining bird cages in a few homes in the West Valley. It’s only a few homes because the Republic readership is no longer as it once was.

If you feel the urge to share your opinion with Mr. MacEachern, here is his Twitter handle (@MacEachernDoug) and his email address: dmaceachern@azrep.com .

Mr. MacEachern, your East Valley elitism, snobbishness, snottiness, pomposity, conceit, arrogance and smugness are showing. Go pound sand…

 © Joyce Clark, 2015     

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