If memory serves, Sweeney was sort of shitcanned from The Weekly, too. Well, not shitcanned in a direct way. PW’s usual passive-aggressive style is to make life so miserable for you that you quit. I remember that they slashed his pay as a columnist (which couldn’t have been very much anyway) so that it wasn’t even worth his while and they killed a final column where he interviewed himself. Dude has pretty much burned his bridges for every outlet in town he’s written for, so doing the blog is really all he can do. And whatever happened to his rising star at Salon?
But seriously, did you really lose it over being pre-empted for Jason DiEmilio’s death? It’s not like there’s gonna be a next time for that sort of thing. Or was it just a long line of tit-for-tat? I’m totally confused with your on-and-off again status over there.
Naw, that was just us bein’ drama queen about it, makes for better blogging, we find. It was a long-line of tit-for-tat. And no biggie, we’ve grown bored to tears with low-paying printjobs. We are taking our shit over the Inquirer. Which reminds me, I have to call George Martin.? –Ed.