This just landed in my inbox:
Hey idiots, good job forgetting to include the salaries of the FC Dallas soccer players in your June 2006 Salary issue. They are professional athletes. We have a stadium. Get used to it. Idiots.
I would really like to know why people think they can be so rude to the media. It’s as if everyone forgets that there is a human being on the receiving end of that e-mail. But that is the curse of e-mail. It’s quick and anonymous. This guy never would have written that down, put it in an envelope, and mailed it. I guess his mother didn’t teach him that calling people idiots isn’t nice. At least he had the decency to sign his name. Most people take the chicken route.
Ironically, the other letters we’ve gotten about the June cover story have been outraged about the salaries we did include. Guess we’ll need to take a page of Pulse next month and publish all the soccer salaries, just to be fair.