STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. A State Department spokesman had an angry email exchange with a reporter, and Philippe Reines wrote: Feel free to use every word. So the reporter did, publishing their whole profane exchange, like this high-toned dialogue:
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
I'm misreading you as needlessly antagonistic.
INSKEEP: No, you read my email correctly. I found your statement offensive.
GREENE: Why ask questions you've already decided you know the answers to?
INSKEEP: Why don't you give answers that aren't bogus?
GREENE: Have a good day.
INSKEEP: And they added some other words we cannot repeat. You're on MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.