There is a letter to the editor in the online edition of a certain Anglican newspaper that I am fairly itching to blog about. I haven’t done it, because I am not sure it is appropriate. It is a letter written to a print publication that was put up on their website. If I am writing about somebody’s blog, I can link to the blog, and the person who I am rebutting has an opportunity to read what I write and comment. The author of the letter would have no way of knowing that I am rebutting his letter. (I have written to the paper in question, but given their track record on Essentials, I’ll eat these pixils if they publish it).
So, is it fair game to write about the letter? Is it fair game to write an open letter to the paper in question, linking back to the letters to the editor page (especially if they don’t publish my letter)?