October 26, 2006

At Least Stephen Glass Left the Skulls Alone

Spencer Ackerman, who I remember as an intern/freelancer with New York Press, has been fired from The New Republic after four years, the New York Observer reports. The cause was no type of misconduct so much as insubordination, as well as political disagreement. It's another incident, of course, of the liberal/leftist divide. The best part of the piece:

Mr. Ackerman had been acting out, by his own account: telling a colleague it “wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world” to get fired “for being too left-wing”; declaring in an editorial meeting that he would “skullfuck” the corpse of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to establish his anti-terrorist bona fides. And there was the baseball-bat remark, which Mr. Ackerman said was meant as a joke.
Damn, I wish the editorial meetings at my office were anywhere close to that lively.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 26, 2006 01:50 AM
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