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Hacked Sony emails were private, so why all the fuss?

To the editor: The troubling part of this entire incident is not that Amy Pascal made comments in a private email exchange with another entertainment executive that some people consider racially insensitive; the troubling part is that all of this uproar is over a private conversation she had. ("Future of Sony's Amy Pascal questioned after hacked email revelations," Dec. 11)

How many of those who are up in arms over Pascal's comments in her email would still be so offended if they were held accountable for their own personal conversations? I am sure that if many people's Internet browser histories were revealed or if their deleted emails were to surface, there would be less finger pointing.

How people think or feel in private should not matter as much as how they behave and treat others in public.

Jim Drabos, La Mirada

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