Dear Disrespect

Dear Disrespect,

Tonight on Cavuto, he read an email from someone who accused Neil of not being able to handle pain. Perhaps he can attribute his disrespectful tone to his ignorance in regards to the man who is Neil Cavuto. Personally, I wouldn’t dream of questioning the perseverance and ability to tolerate pain of someone who has fought Hodgkin’s and has Multiple Sclerosis. I hope the guy was uninformed, otherwise his remarks were purely spiteful.

But even if you claim ignorance, I find this kind of commentary so distasteful and juvenile. If you don’t like Neil Cavuto, then have the guts to say “I don’t like Neil Cavuto.” Or better yet, get some dialogue moving, and tell us why you disagree with him. But don’t make pansy, unsubstantiated remarks about what pain he may or may not know. It is true of any man: you never know what they have seen, what they have overcome, what they still battle.  I’m sure I’m not the only person who remembers that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said:

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Can we not take this kind of wisdom to heart? Mommas, teach this quote to your children.

To that commenter on Cavuto, I say: I am truly sorry for you. I hope you find the guts to do the right thing. Google Cavuto and learn about his struggle with M.S. and with Hodgkin’s; figure out what it is you really disagreed with him about; email him your apology for being so disrespectful.

But for crying out loud…learn to disagree without snickering and mocking someone whose life you know nothing about.

Pax Christi…and may God grant continued strength and mercy to Cavuto.


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