The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 December 2005

Ken Neal hates you

He'll probably hate me after this, if he doesn't already, but the amount of sleep I plan to lose over it can be measured in nanoseconds.

Ken Neal, for those of you who aren't familiar with him, is the flapper in the toilet that is the Tulsa World, and I suspect he's been exposed to too many toxic chemicals at editorial-board meetings, judging by this email he sent to the South Tulsa Citizens Coalition, which had the temerity to oppose something the World wanted passed:

Let's see now: After months of rhetoric and barrels of ink and who knows how much arm-twisting, you convinced 58 per cent to vote against ["4 to Fix the County"]. Even if you weren't there, the vote would have probably been about 50-50. So much for your influence. And let's don't forget: the motive for opposition to 4 to Fix was "if you don't do what we want in our neighborhood, then we are against everything in the county." Great citizenship, don't you think?

Translation: "Nanny nanny boo boo."

And people wonder why the World is held in such bad, um, odor these days — or perhaps they don't.

(Courtesy of Steven Roemerman.)

Posted at 7:03 PM to Soonerland

I don't understand any of this and I'm not afraid to say so.

Posted by: Matt at 11:28 PM on 16 December 2005

Why hasn't Ken Neal been nominated for a friggin Pulitzer yet? Dear God in heaven, look at that wonderful editorial style, the command of the language, the body language as he falls on the floor, totally limp, kicking & screaming. Now kids, THAT is what an adult looks like.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 8:12 AM on 17 December 2005

Those nanoseconds add up, you know. Before you know it, you've blown an entire instant.

Posted by: Mr. Snitch! at 6:42 PM on 18 December 2005