Touchy Writer for Rival Paper Embarrassed in Guardian

Food critic Giles Goren, who writes for the London Times, has a history of enraged letter-writing. He must be feeling silly this week, as a past blowup—over a line edit of one of his articles—was leaked to the Guardian. "It occurs to me it can only have been leaked by one of four Times staff. God, they must hate me," he told the Guardian's media blog. A sample: "This is someone thinking, 'I'll just remove this indefinite article because Coren is an illiterate cunt and I know best.'" Clearly!

"I am mightily pissed off. I have addressed this to Owen, Amanda and Ben because I don't know who i am supposed to be pissed off with (i'm assuming owen, but i filed to amanda and ben so it's only fair), and also to Tony, who wasn't here - if he had been I'm guessing it wouldn't have happened.

"...This is someone thinking, 'I'll just remove this indefinite article because Coren is an illiterate cunt and I know best.'Well, you fucking don't. This was shit, shit sub-editing for three reasons..."

The precious copy change that offended him so mightily?

"I can't think of a nicer place to sit this spring over a glass of rosé and watch the boys and girls in the street outside smiling gaily to each other, and wondering where to go for a nosh."

became:

"I can't think of a nicer place to sit this spring over a glass of rosé and watch the boys and girls in the street outside smiling gaily to each other, and wondering where to go for nosh."

(Coren's lengthy explanation of how wrong this is can be found here.)