Journalism Ethics Can Be Funny! Santa Barbara Saga Continues

The recurring phrase

The recurring phrase “former food writer” herein totally cracks me up, in part because it’s a pretty hilarious putdown, and in part because it double-underlines the letter’s high-handed tone.

The stories of bizarre intramural rhubarbs at smaller papers are always much more colorful than those at big-city metros. (Be sure to read the comments below the column.)