Jon Wiener, the KPFK host and Nation contributing editor, posts an email that left-side historian Mike Davis sent to Susan Brenneman, the deputy op-ed editor at the Times, rejecting an offer of an assignment:
Dear Susan, I hate to respond to your kindness with a polemic, but after the purging of Bob Scheer there is no way that I would contribute to the Op-ed section or even allow one of my pieces to be reprinted. As in the past, please be assured that I have only the highest respect for you and other friends at the LAT, but I wonít collaborate with the institution. Hope you understand.
warmest, Mike Davis
Ouch. Unless you don't like Davis, then it's...well it's still ouch.