I am writing in response to the painful experience of the botched KSLG interview (Joel Mielke, Feb. 3). I have never seen someone so utterly destroy goodwill. It was amazing to hear someone disrespect not only his new boss and previous friend but alienate the entire community he plans to work in and claims to love.
What's more, the self-described "professional communicator" became blatantly hostile toward John Matthews and acted incredibly inappropriately by fixating on his recently dissolved marriage and crumbling life, not to mention inflating his own ego in the process.
Mr. Abate has not made a good first impression. If it weren't for his repeated mantra of "this is the real me," I would be much less hesitant to sit this one out and let his editorial skills speak for themselves.
Cory Knight, McKinleyville