So this reporter calls the editor a "sword swallower" and that's when things started to go downhill!
Okay, so he used another word that means "sword swallower."
Want to know how tense things are getting at newspapers?
They're now throwing punches!
"Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli found himself in the middle of an altercation Friday evening between [former Miami-based Washington Post] reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia and editor Henry Allen, but will not say whether the two have been reprimanded by the paper.More here and here.
"Roig-Franzia, also working a story with Hesse that ran Saturday, told Allen not to be such a “c—sucker."
"Allen swung twice, with one punch hitting Roig-Franzi, according to sources. Next, staffers on the 4th floor —including Brauchli, who’s office is temporarily across from the Style section — jumped in to break up the altercation."