Today I have crossed a new threshold of journalism. In response to a story I wrote about the arrest of a Hillsdale College student and former basketball star I received a phone call from an angry unidentified male.
He said I had no right to write the story, should send my resume to the National Enquirer, some foul statements and then told me if he ever ran into me at a party he would hurt me.
I don't expect anything to come of it. I don't attend those parties and I think if he intends to act he would have already. The student directory lists the address as well as the phone number.
I knew that I would get such a reaction eventually and am glad to have crossed the line. The joke among my friends is that I am celebrating my first death threat.
A good journalist can't afford to be soft.