Cold-blooded? Really?

I recall being scolded in 2005 by a Washington Post reporter after I linked to a summer intern’s column about failing to get a Spin internship. Krystal Grow assumed she was “a shoo in” for the job — and was so confident about it that she went apartment hunting in New York — but then was turned down. Grow wrote that she “went home and cried until I passed out, then woke up and cried some more.”

Others joined the WaPo reporter in calling me cruel, but Grow told Alex Heard that the link and discussion about her on my site was “exciting but terrifying.”

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