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November 13, 2002

So That Explains it: Go to ...

So That Explains it: Go to the comments section of the LAexaminer link provided, and read the bit posted by syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon. Amy, as syndicated columnists are wont to do, has been trying to convince her hometown paper to run some original work, or at least her feature, which is printed in 100 publications across the country (this past weekend, during a nice visit to Ventura, blogger Howard Owens and his wife Billie raved on and on about how their number-one reason for picking up the Ventura County Reporter alt-weekly was reading Alkon's column). At any rate, this was the paper's response:

I'm responding to your recent letters to us. As I explained in my email below, during our redesign, we thought a lot about the columns that we wanted to use.

We are not interested in adding any others, so I'd like to save you the trouble from writing us in the future. We're quite content. Additionally, we are not in the market for writers, so again, there's no need for you to continue to write us.

Good luck to you

We're quite content. Additionally, we are not in the market for writers. I'm tempted to say something witty, but that really might be the most awful, pathetic thing I've ever heard from a "journalist."

Posted by at November 13, 2002 01:53 AM
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Let's see, what delicate phrase would we use down south to describe the writer of this note? How about "patronizing bitch"? Quite.

Posted by: Janis Gore at November 13, 2002 11:57 AM

Geez, talk about a walking canker sore.

Appalling on a professional level AND a personal level. Bet she's a barrel of laughs.

Posted by: Keith at November 13, 2002 01:32 PM
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