Some illiterate little paper I had never heard of -- and never hope to hear of again -- the South Florida Chronicle -- was reveling this morning in the fact that I had to lay off an employee a couple of weeks ago.
Sorry, you simpletons. There were no big layoffs. One person in Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale. I was sad as hell to let go Sebastian del Mármol, one of the most talented journalists I have ever worked with and a great friggin' guy. It is a tough economic time, and we are pushing through.
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But this publication is successful. Last night, more than 1,600 people attended our Iron Fork event in Wynwood. Our freelance budgets have been increased -- no, don't think about asking me for work, Chroniclites -- and we have shuffled around some people.
The Chronicle claimed New Times has been trashing it around town for weeks. I don't know howinhell we could trash something we didn't even know existed. Nor can I comprehend why that paper would write such garbage without giving me a call. You know, it's called reporting, you Neanderthal twerps.
But anyway, I am sorry for these numbskulls, Sebastian. You are a great dude!