Redefining a scandal
07/23/2014 6:00 PM
07/23/2014 6:01 PM
Regarding Mark Bauer’s July 19 letter entitled “Defining a scandal,” the greatest scandal I observed is the writer’s ignorance of the word.
The online Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives seven definitions of scandal, and my Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary gives five, none of which fall within the context of Bauer’s subject or his statement “a scandal involves breaking the law.”
Every instance of the Obama regime’s foul-ups cited by Bauer — the IRS fiasco, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and let’s add the border immigration situation, our lack of foreign policy and Obamacare — all fall within the recognized definitions of scandal.
— H.H. Rhode, Fort Worth
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