Lots of people get lots of vicious email.
Politicians, of course. Celebrities, athletes, public speakers, CEOs, and journalists of course.
WARNING. BAD LANGUAGE AHEAD
As a columnist with a reputation for straight talk, tough talk, and strong opinion, I got more than my share.
Most of it was fine, including the negative ones.
But among them, there were the ones using foul language.
My bosses would have liked me to simply delete them.
I should have, but that’s not how I roll.
In the Stu-niversity (that’s a term I haven’t used in a while), someone sending me an email gets answered in the same tone as the one sent to me.
You are nice to me, I am twice as nice to you.
Get foul with me, and this was the email you received (and the offenders believed theirs never reached me):
The Daily News anti-vulgarity filter has intercepted this message.
Messages such as these are not delivered to our staffers, because their innocent sensibilities might be harmed by reading foul language from vomit-eating, dog-fucking, ass wipes such as yourself.
Please try to express yourself without dirty words, if you can, you reeking pile of shit.
The Daily News Anti-Vulgarity Team
After that went out, I never got a reply. Which is exactly what I expected.