So, as Kurtz points out, while there is almost certainly some truth to his last two sentences, he offered no contextual proof and it went too far in expressing a personal opinion. He admits that. He knows better. But he didn't ask for the assignment. Kurtz said he was reluctant to do the interview. Having to do it undoubtedly made him feel like he was bathing in a sewer, and that came out in his standup remarks at the end of the piece. As a result, the station "demoted" him to a feature reporter's position that paid only $300/week with just one assignment guaranteed per week. He quit instead. I think some other station somewhere will hire him in heartbeat. What do you think?