He did what he intended to. This was no mistake. I am a retired columnist myself. I wrote for three different newspapers over the years. As a matter of fact, Axe won the same award this year, from the Syracuse Press Club, that I won last year for best column. I am not questioning his writing ability, he is a good writer, but trust me he said what he wanted to say and it worked. It's what writers do.I've seen reporters tick off the wrong people and that was the
Axe is a reporter. Smart reporters NEVER castrate the base of their platform...not even indirectly. I'm sure he just was having " a moment." WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.