Japers' Rink has an amazing piece up.
First, this lady needs to go away right now. I don't care what you've done in your past. I don't care if you have a Pulitzer or twelve on your resume. You're done. Go crawl into a hole somewhere and think about the little things in life, like integrity and honesty.
Second, I think most of my brothers and sisters in blogging would say they don't aspire to anything resembling a Career In Journalism. I've got a day job and I like it. It pays the bills, puts food on my table and diapers on my two daughters.
I do this because I love it and I enjoy the ability to interact with other hockey fans.
But I think most of those same brothers and sisters in blogging would have to admit that the clear-but-hard-to-define chasm between us and the establishment of the fourth estate is an annoyance at best and a source of personal frustration at worst. We recognize there really isn't anything we can do about it. But I'm not out here to steal anything from anyone or prop myself up as anything more than a guy with an opinion and electricity running to his house.
Therefore, when idiots do something like this - something the vast majority of us would never even dream of - and from the "legitimate" side of the aisle, no less, it's really galling.
I hope to read about this lady's dismissal in the immediate future. If she can't be made an example of it will be a sad, sad thing.