Just. Don't. Mess.:
I understand you believe one of the Sun-Times misdemeanors was dropping
your syndicated column. My editor informs me that "very few" readers
complained about the disappearance of your column, adding, "many more
complained about Nancy." I know I did. That was the famous
Ernie Bushmiller comic strip in which Sluggo explained that "wow" was
"mom" spelled upside-down.
Your column ran in our paper while it was owned by the right-wing polemicists Conrad Black (Baron Black of Coldharbour) and David Radler. We dropped it to save a little money after they looted the paper of millions. Now you call for an advertising boycott. It is unusual to observe a journalist cheering for a newspaper to fail. At present the Sun-Times has no bank debt, but labors under the weight of millions of dollars in tax penalties incurred by Lord Black, who is serving an eight-year stretch for mail fraud and obstruction of justice. We also had to pay for his legal expenses.