The comment came when Bob Brown, the Journal's Director of Advertising, met with Reid at a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon. During the simple process of handshaking, an exchange in which most people with an ounce of class can pull off without issue, Reid said to Brown: "I hope you go out of business."
To their credit, the Journal did not take this bullying tactic lying down. A quick thought on the LVRJ response after the jump:
Publisher Sherman Frederick posted an Op-Ed column in which he called Reid's tactics childish, ugly, boorish, creepy, and asinine.
This piece is such a powerful retort to a threat from the U.S. Senator - a man who's career is defined by the words childish, ugly, boorish, creepy, and asinine, that adding further commentary seems unnecessary.
Frederick's column ends with this thought: "...we serve notice on Sen. Reid that this creepy tactic will not be tolerated." The question remains, will Nevadans also serve notice come the election in 2010?
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