Here’s what I emailed my editors at Tax Analysts at 12:01 this morning, with the title, “Possible article — marijuana taxes — Last minute change?”:
I greatly appreciate your working with me, but upon reflection and consultation, I must ask you to change my piece slated for the April 4 issue.
Your otherwise impeccable editing somehow co-existed with the elimination of a controversial word, Bastard, which the editing process expurgated, leaving footnote 10 to start this way.
Oglesby, “280E Is a [Expletive]. So What?” Center for New Revenue, Apr. 15, 2021.
This is censorship! See details below.
April Fool! If anyone can be straight-laced, Tax Analysts can and should be. In fact, I was delighted with your change all along. It might send some people to www.newrevenue.org.
So all is well!
Thanks for everything!
Here’s their response:
Ha! lol!!!!! Pat, you really had us! I did break out in a cold sweat as we’ve already gone to press, I’ll admit it!
Thank you for the great laugh! Always a joy to work with you.
Stay safe and be well!