The Zionist Conspiracy
Friday, February 17, 2006
Anatomy Of An Aborted Column
Monday night, February 13: I receive a tip via e-mail about the planned assembly at The Fieldston School.
Tuesday afternoon, February 14: I obtain verification that the assembly would indeed be taking place.
Tuesday night, February 14: I post about the assembly on this site.
Wednesday, February 15: I begin drafting a column on the matter for publication in next week's Jewish Press.
Thursday morning, February 16: I exchange correspondence with a daily newspaper relating to the possibility of publication of the column in that newspaper too, and submit a column for consideration.
Thursday night, February 16: I confirm that nobody else has written about this assembly.
Friday morning, February 17:
1. I read the New York Times report on The Fieldston School assembly, including that it has been cancelled.
2. I e-mail the original tipster asking why I was not informed of the cancellation. I have not yet heard back.
3. I e-mail the contact at the daily newspaper, withdrawing my column for consideration on its op-ed page.
4. After briefly considering revising the column to reflect the new circumstances, I e-mail the Jewish Press that it would be best not to publish the piece.