Had an interesting exchange with Dan Schack, the managing editor of the Daily, in which he called me on the carpet for publishing a comment I overheard from Mindy Hagen, thus making her our first “Tool of the Week”.
“What were you thinking with that thing about Mindy?” he asked. And I told him the truth – I wasn’t being a journalist, I was just trying to make some people laugh. And I thought about that. I was being completely honest. Hell, I’d expected people to offended and I knew Mindy wouldn’t give two shits. But why would the managing editor of the Daily seek me out (after a discussion session we’re both in, of course) to seek explanations? Is he a good friend? Faithful manager? I told him that I’d select future Tools from comments on the public record, or comments they okayed. And I meant it.