Democrat and Chronicle reporter David Andreatta last week called County Legislature President Jeff Adair an "asshole."
Andreatta is assigned full-time to troll for anything that can be spun into a hatchet job against County Republicans in an election year.
After Tuesday's legislative meeting, the newsman went looking for a comment about Adair's ruling on a bill introduced by a member. Adair offered no comment. He said he'd release in the morning his letter to the legislator who made the proposal, explaining his ruling. Adair then went into his office. That's when the D&C's man exclaimed, "What an asshole," within earshot of bystanders.
Imagine the dressing down the reporter got from his boss, Karen Magnuson, Editor of the D&C and de facto Political Director of the Monroe County Democratic Party, for blowing cover by speaking in public the way D&C editors talk privately among themselves.
The reporter has since apologized to Adair.
Update: We updated this post to identify David Andreatta as the reporter.