Hello, Pat.
I thought you'd stop by.
Doing some research, huh?
That's good. A newspaper editor should always do his research.
Say, speaking of research, there's something I've been meaning to ask you.
Have you ever noticed that you always seem to back the wrong people?
Like the garbage issue some years ago. Remember that? If you'd had your way, we'd have no curbside pickup today.
I won't say more about the person you backed then. You probably know.
If not, time to do some research!
By the way, speaking of research, you'd think the local newspaper guy would know what's going on at the Hospital District, rather than leaving that research to a Fire Commissioner.
And speaking of the fire district, why do you keep trying to undermine the most competent fire department we've ever had?
Remember "You can't keep a good man down?" That would almost be funny, if it wasn't kind of sad.
So maybe you just want to stir up controversy to increase readership, regardless of how it damages the community.
Or maybe you're just a very poor judge of character.
There certainly seems to be a lot of evidence for that.
You know, facts are more reliable than judgment. Maybe you should try being objective for a change.
And maybe you should take some time to reconsider who's reliable and who isn't, who has integrity and who doesn't, and whether you might once again be on the wrong side.
Anyway, keep doing that research, and keep an open mind.
That's what a real journalist would do, isn't it?
By the way, call sometime. Come join us for dinner some evening. We're nice people and pretty good cooks, and we'll take good care of you.
We can talk about Trump all night. I think that's a topic we can agree on.
In fact, you might be surprised by how much more we would agree on, if you actually had the whole picture.