I am shocked and dismayed that after your readers voted Cecil Bothwell the best print reporter in Asheville, you saw fit to fire him.
[Bothwell] is the most prolific, versatile and incisive reporter on your staff. He is a respected local celebrity. It is obvious that your personal and political opinions have overridden your professional interests. How silly and self-destructive. When Bothwell goes, so will a host of your readers, myself included.
— Alex Cury