To whom it may concern

Unlike some blogs, here at Slugger we have always tried to be more constructively critical of the ‘old media’. So we welcome the employees of those better funded organisations who stop by for tips or who pick out succinct turns of phrase such as, for example, “the dullest game of chicken in political history”. But next time, how about a mention of where you got the phrase from? Eh, Mr Thompson?

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