Some members of The Crimson are apparently livid with their leakers (which are, I assure you, numerous). An anonymous poster posted a line from an email to News-Talk that I found entertaining, for obvious reasons. Summersville picked it up: “crimeds never should have spoken to outside sources – especially not Andrew F-ing Golis.” As fits with the pattern of the night, the entirety of that email was leaked to me about a half hour ago. It’s below the fold. (more in expanded post)

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Andrew Mark Trombly
Date: Feb 20, 2006 11:32 PM
Subject: RE: [NEWSTALK] Covering Summers’ Resignation
To: Timothy John McGinn , Newstalk

Even (and especially) if the story hadn’t been confirmed, crimeds never
should have spoken to outside sources – especially not Andrew F-ing Golis.
The way this story broke is unacceptable. It makes us look like fools when
the rumors are attributed to crimeds while The Crimson is refraining from
releasing the story. The rumor mill never would have started churning if
people had managed to keep their mouths shut.


—–Original Message—–
From: newstalk-l-bounces@magenta.thecrimson.com
[mailto:newstalk-l-bounces@magenta.thecrimson.com ] On Behalf Of Timothy John
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 11:23 PM
To: Newstalk
Subject: [NEWSTALK] Covering Summers’ Resignation

Have we confirmed that Summers is resigning yet? (Some of the emails
that’ve been forwarded over newstalk would seem to suggest we
haven’t.) I mean, if we haven’t, that’s one thing, but if we have,
wouldn’t it have made more sense to do a web update with a first
write-through of the story as soon as we did? We could’ve controlled
the release of the story that way, before it leaked all over house
open lists and cambridge common and whatnot, and then published an
updated story tomorrow with student reaction. Obviously if we’re
still trying to nail this down on the record the whole situation is
different, but I was just wondering…



7 responses to “hilarious.

  1. Proposal for a new tradesports bet: Does Kyle Krahel get fired from The Crimson?

    My money says yes. That was really unprofessional.

  2. I don’t think Krahel is on the Crimson…

  3. Well well, thanks for the kind words. I don’t have any affiliation with the Crimson. If you think I’m a sleaze, then whatever. I just made an innocent post of what I thought was (about to be) common knowledge.

    Also, Larry and I have the same birthday, to add to the list of coincidences surrounding all this.

  4. Someone around here once said blogs don’t lead hard news stories… :)

  5. They don’t, dude. There is no hard news on these blogs — only rumors that an actual news organization is about to report hard news.

  6. now now, let’s not be too self-congratulatory. Schafenfreud is unattractive.

  7. According to Krahel at DemApples, The Crimson not only leaked the story, but also leaked the leaker: “From what I know, the Crimson got a tip from an ex-Wall Street Journal reporter who is a former Crimson editor.” If this is true, isn’t it a(nother) devastating blow to the paper’s journalistic integrity? Protect your sources, people.

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