Our letter speaking out against smoking bans appeared in The Elkhart Truth Saturday, and already, the paper is feeling a little heat. And it’s defending itself. To be fair, The Elkhart Truth is duly noting some of its online criticism, and presenting a good bit of it on the editorial page.

But, we were struck by this little closer to today’s editorial, following a reader’s comment that ban proponents are “full of it.”

We’re full of something, all right. Either the hot air or the secondhand smoke that ban critics continue to blow.

Nice. It seems when your readers disagree with your position, it’s time to insult them.