A New Word for Me

I just read Senator John McCain’s letter to the president of Sinclair Broadcasting concerning their decision not to air Ted Koppel’s reading of the names of our Iraq War dead.

As is my policy here, I won’t venture an opinion on this war… or even Sinclair’s decision. However, in reading McCain’s statement, I was presented with a word I had never seen before.

It is, in short, sir, unpatriotic. I hope it meets with the public opprobrium it most certainly deserves.

Opprobrium! It’s there to add effect to an already brutally harsh paragraph.