Sunday, November 18, 2007

Oh, That's Right... He's Not A Journalist

Deborah Howell, responding to an "intemperate email" sent by a music critic,
Post journalists can get angry. They can have thoughts as bad as any other human being. But they can't say them in public or put them in writing and send them out into the world. That damages The Post's credibility.
Okay... so a reporter faces undisclosed discipline for sending this email to Marion Barry,
After receiving an unsolicited press release, Page snapped back: "Must we hear about it every time this crack addict attempts to rehabilitate himself with some new -- and typically half-witted -- political grandstanding? I'd be grateful if you would take me off your mailing list. I cannot think of anything the useless Marion Barry could do that would interest me in the slightest, up to and including overdose."
Compare and contrast.

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