Brian Rooney, a 22-year veteran at ABC News, was laid off this week. Just another victim of a financially shaky company? Or is Brian reaping the evil crop sown by his father, Andy Rooney? A reader has a theory!

Our post on being unimpressed with Andy Rooney's latest televised grumbling session generated quite a bit of hate mail from our more senior readers. But a reader in Kansas lent us her support:

I don't like Andy Rooney because he is an atheist. I pray that before his time comes he will accept Jesus and his savior. If he doesn't do this he'll be with all his 'friends' roasting in hell!
Jan Brinson, Kansas

Brian Rooney: struck down from above? Time will tell.
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