Not everyone enjoys my limericks.
Some people object when the opinion I express in my compressed verse is offensive to them. And they certainly have every right to do so.
Such is the case with Mark Maremont, a senior editor with the Wall Street Journal. He has emailed me on several occasions to say he’s enjoyed my limericks. But today, on receipt of my latest creation, his reaction was much different.
First, here’s the limerick in question:
At Facebook they have engineers
to shape all our views and our fears.
Algorithms they use
to distort all the news;
Herr Goebbels would give them three cheers.
And now, unedited and verbatim, here is Mr. Maremont’s email response to me: