Athens, GA (Aug 4, 2008) - Fangs Bite's has highlighted what has to be the best slap at Jay Mariotti for leaving the Chicago Sun Times: Roger Ebert's open letter to Marrioti. It is not often that you see an arts writer say anything in print about a sports writer, and this one is not pretty. Not only does he take on Marrioti, but he also slams the former owners of the Sun-Times:
You have left us, Jay, at a time when the newspaper is once again in the hands of people who love newspapers and love producing them. You managed to stay here through the dark days of the thieves Conrad Black and David Radler. The paper lost millions. Incredibly, we are still paying Black's legal fees.
I started here when Marshall Field and Jim Hoge were running the paper. I stayed through the Rupert Murdoch regime. I was asked, "How can you work for a Murdoch paper?" My reply was: "It's not his paper. It's my paper. He only owns it." That's the way I've always felt about the Sun-Times, and I still do. On your way out, don't let the door bang you on the ass.
Two enthusiastic thumbs up for Ebert and his brutal honesty.