Sunday, December 31, 2017

CNNers Lost in 2017

Here is fan mail published with permission from Chez, "Feel free to publish this if you want."  In memoriam of this talented CNNer we lost in 2017.  This is a tragedy for his fans.

Please stop reading this now, and never return to read this again, if there is even the slightest possibility that reading this will cause, suggest, or imply offense or hurt in any way.   Otherwise, continue reading at your own risk.  Please don't take this fan mail seriously.  For example, I certainly do have more fan mail from Chez.
 

It made me laugh out loud, when I got this fan mail, and I remember thinking how Chez was great to his fans.  Keep in mind, the Deus Ex Malcontent.com theme "Making a mockery of mockery" is brilliant entertainment.  This symbol:  ▄ redacts the full names, as a sign of respect and politeness. 

 
Subject:   Re: CNNfan advice for Miles
From:      "Chez ▄"
Date:      Fri, Dec 05, 2008 10:15 am
To:      SiteAdmin
   
I'll make this quick,
▄.  I've done my best to ignore you, figuring you'll go away if I don't give you the attention you're craving. Obviously that's not the case. I'm responding to you this time around because, more than ever, you have absolutely no idea what the hell you're talking about. None. You're in no position to offer advice to Miles , the recently laid-off tech staff, or anyone else at CNN for that matter. Why? Because once again, you have no idea what you're talking about. I realize you think that because you shelled out money for a domain name and submitted a question on CNN's YouTube debate that you're some sort of integral and beloved part of the CNN universe, but trust me -- you're not. You're a groupie -- nothing more. Normally there wouldn't be anything overwhelmingly awful about this; the petty obsessions that, I'd have to assume, give your life meaning don't concern me one bit. But the fact is that you're commenting on a serious subject that -- once again for the cheap seats -- you know nothing about. You have no idea what goes on behind the scenes at CNN. You've never worked there and never will and therefore can't speak from any position of authority. Your opinion is worthless and, to be honest, offensive when you're tossing out silly platitudes to a group of people who've just lost their jobs. It's laughable that you can't see the affect that dismissing the entire Science and Technology Unit will have on CNN's ability to practice journalism. It's equally laughable that you hold CNN in such high esteem when its management cares nothing for those working within the network's ranks. Actually, let me rephrase that:  It would be laughable if your opinion mattered one way or the other. It doesn't.

I'm not printing your comments on my site because I see no reason to give you an audience. And please stop sending me e-mails; I'll delete them on sight so all you'll be doing is wasting your time.

Feel free to publish this if you want. I honestly couldn't care less.



On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:57 PM, SiteAdmin wrote:

    
    CNNfan advice for Miles ▄


    It's hard to lose a job. There are important steps to take now. Leave on good terms and always speak well of your very good boss,
. It is an important reference, and your next boss will consider you more valuable knowing how well you handled these circumstances.
    
    Most importantly! Avoid the crazy influence of certain ex-CNNers, like Chez acting so arrogantly on his Deus Ex Mal Content blog. OK! undeniably, Chez' book is of an uncommon quality, but Chez took a long shot that hit.
    
    Last but not least, always remember this: Miles, you may be gone from CNN, but you will never be forgotten by CNNfans. Thank you Miles, for doing a spectacular job for us viewers.

    
    
    
    Sincerely,

    ▄    
    CNNfan Site Administrator "▄"

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