Letter: Insult to Russia

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Sir: Robert Fisk unfailingly obstructs the news he is supposedly trying to communicate, and his pretentious style gives the impression that being a journalist is not enough: he has to be a visionary poet also. (" ... and all those gutted homes among the poppy fields have created a terrible legacy of contempt as well as hatred ..."). We read the newspaper for news and not for his embarrassing attempts at lyricism.

But the real blame must lie with The Independent, who insist on putting his articles on the front page. If we're going to read an opinion column about Kosovo, then let it at least be labelled as such and not dressed up as news.

BEN MORGAN

London SW13

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