This is the type of letter that will get you fired at a newspaper

I’m surprised this is all it took for the editor of The Albuquerque Journal to fire a former colleague of mine at The Albuquerque Tribune.

Phil cares about what’s happening. He wants to do something about it. That energy lunges and snaps inside his words, but someone didn’t like the language. Is this so bad:

Don’t ignore this email. This is a challenge. A duel. You’re a congressional flack and I’m a newspaper reporter, so let’s dance. Give me some good, interesting news that out-awesomes the depressing crap we get coming out of D.C. on a daily basis. We have been slovenly in our professions, we flacks and reporters. Society is suffering for it.

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