I'm sure I will get in trouble for this, but that is why I post it. I got this e-mail from a friend of mine.
Holy shit, dude.
I just got fucking hosed today. It was pure nuts-to-soup how i got dicked over. I know I am new at (MAJOR DAILY NEWSPAPER) - a professional in a big newsroom, but this was something that I don't think I would everdo to someone no matter how long or where I working.
Anyway, I'v been working on this story for a couple of weeks - doing updates keeping in touch with residents in (RANDOM GOD-FEARDING TOWN).
So, today I call (A SOURCE) and ask them how things are going. The guy, who is (ROLE IN STORY), puts me on hold and then comes back and says that he has been told not to talk to me.
"What the fuck?" I said to him. He tell me that he and his business partners are going to talk to (SHITHEAD REPORTER) at (MAJOR DAILY NEWSPAPER) and the they were being told not to talk to me until his story ran.
Yeah! I got frozen out of my own story because some (MORE DERAGATORY NAMES) thinks he is going to bigfoot me on this story. Not to mention we both work at the same (MAJOR DAILY NEWSPAPER). Who the fuck does that to their own collegue? Really?!
Well, long story short, (RANDOM EDITOR) overheard me and decided to do something about it. I told him that being new and all i did not want to rock the boat too hard. So, he said that he would take the casue up himself and that he would not directly implicate me. Apparently other reporters have had trouble with (SHITHEAD REPORTER) in the past. I mean, like fist-fight probelms with this reporter.
Well, man, sounds like life in your neck of the woods is pretty dull. Keep me up to date on life.
(FRIEND WHO IS FAR MORE EXCITING THAN ME)