I don't have too many friends in the Northeast these days...
I talked to you when you first started at the (Newspaper) and told you I didn't want anyone editing my stories or shortening them. Well, after waiting five weeks to squeeze in my story on (a deli) that's exactly what you did. You left out three paragraphs which ties the entire story together. It doesn't make any sense now. I was going to take copies to several people who do business with (the people in my story). I'm not now because, as far as I'm concerned, the story is ruined. I'd rather you throw my stories in the trash than edit them.
This e-mail was edited, not cared about.