This is in response to your editorial (Aug. 21) on my use of Dr. Paul Cameron as a temporary AIDS researcher.
The message is--should we take prudent action to protect the nation's blood supply by denying to male homosexuals the ability to donate blood? The messenger is myself.
Some people who do not want to discuss the message, or the reason for the message, are seeking to attack a temporary consultant, retained for one month only, who provided advice to the messenger.
The ruse is often used in debate, politics and the politics of journalism, namely, to avoid defending a position on the merits of the message, shoot the messenger.