Reader Jason Price – who is unusual in that he provided his name and email address – had this to say:
You guys are queers and your “IN” articles suck. Get over yourselves… you’re beat reporters on the internet who couldn’t get a job on TV.
Let’s take this bit by bit, with Jason’s comments in bold and mine labeled as “KL.”
KL: (looks around) Um, no, just me here, thanks.
KL: I appreciate Jason identifying himself in this way from the top. And no, I’m not gay.
and your “IN” articles suck
KL: You have to pay to read Insider articles, so Jason is paying for articles he thinks suck.
Get over yourselves… you’re beat reporters on the internet
KL: I’m not sure how “beat reporter” is supposed to be an insult, but more to the point, Jason has no idea what a beat reporter is. A beat reporter works a beat, so he’s assigned a specific team (or player) and follows his target around all season, attending every game that team (or player) plays. Even the most cursory read of my articles would make it clear I don’t work a beat.
who couldn’t get a job on TV.
KL: At last count, I’ve been on TV over 130 times. So it appears that Jason is no better with a remote control than he is with a keyboard.
Of course, through all of that, Jason never bothered to say what article or articles prompted the email, so if his point was to offer some sort of meaningful criticism, he failed at that too. Excellent work, Jason!