Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Well, That'll Learn Me

Damn, damn, DAMN!

As the good Agent 86 said, missed it by that much!

'S what I get for
  1. Not working Friday
  2. Not checking my work email on Friday
  3. Not checking my work email all weekend, on ideological grounds
  4. Being a naive little bloggie-boy about how the Washington Post feels about reprinting scurrilous crap from the Internet
Poop. The letter they did publish was weak, weak, weak.
Mr. Jingo;

We are in receipt of your letter to the editor and are considering it for publication.

We need to verify that you wrote the letter and did not acquire any portion of it from other sources. [Other than properly attributed quotes.]
Damned right I wrote it all by myself. It was a corker.
We need to know that you are using your real name.
I did, of course.
Did you send or post this letter or a similar item to any other media, internet forums [including washingtonpost.com], or blogs?
Oh, fucksocks!
We need to know, if it is not already mentioned, what your involvement if any is with the subject matter.
I am, sir, the privatest of citizens, and beyond the obvious emotional gratification the act engenders, I have no personal interest in pointing out that Mr. Gerson is a twat of the first water.
Please respond to this email with the verifications.

Please provide us, if you haven't already, a day and evening phone number that we can contact you for any questions we may have.

We will need to edit the letter for style and/or space considerations.

The initial edited version is below, please let us know if you have any concerns regarding them.

Further editing may be needed as we approach deadline.

Thank you for the submission,

It was intact. They hadn't touched a word.


Anonymous said...

Can't they print more than one LTE in reply?! It's never too late!!!

Neddie said...

Kind of a dead issue by now, I imagine. Plus, I had posted the damned thing on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Lesson learned. Don't stop writing LTEs- you can always post 'em here after they're printed. That way your "scurrilous crap" (not) gets read in both media. Righteous smackdowns deserve wide dissemination! (Plus, there's the obvious emotional gratification...)

Unknown said...

Wonder what Jonathan Swift would do with the Washington Post sucking up to the administration by making Gerson a regular? And Karl Rove should not be called human filth. Latin is always less vulgar -- he is human "feces."

Anonymous said...

FYI: please read the post that will be up Fri morning at AS on 7/11. Gracias.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jeddie... I'm missing you!!! How's the book coming???? And when are you coming back?????

Anonymous said...

ahem...a modest proposal:

...well maybe just the comments section of his last post.

Neddie's never comin' back anyhow. He slipped an' fell in a bog, saints-b-preserved.

Anonymous said...

Don't tempt me... the thought has crossed my mind...but the fear of turning into (letting out the secret that I am ?) a raving lunatic stops me...at least for now... I could never fill Neddie's writing shoes.... C'mon back Neddie!!!

Neddie said...

Ah, Giggles, Chunky Stu... I miss youse guys. By all means, take over the comments section. If'n you want to to guest-post, be my, er, guest. I'll give you the keys if you want 'em.

I'm already on my second deadline extension, and I do believe my editor is going to reach through the phone and strangle me if I don't get off the pot. Two more weeks, that's all I've got.