Man, what a rough year for the Sun-Times. First, Robert Novak went down with a brain tumor, then Jay Mariotti left in cloud of dust and hissy-fits, and now columnist Robert Feder is likewise bidding adieu to take a break and pursue other opportunities. In his farewell letter, Feder says:
As someone who has lived here all his life, I can't recall a time when the Sun-Times wasn't part of my daily routine. It's the paper my family read on the South Side, where I was born, and the one my parents still subscribe to in Skokie, where I grew up. I am grateful for every day I've been part of this wonderful enterprise and humbled by the loyalty and support I've felt from so many readers.
Hey. Classy! Take notes, Jay.