Scatology and the law. Denver Post editor Greg Moore -- the former managing editor of the Boston Globe -- is reportedly being sued over a barnyard metaphor he offered in the Post newsroom to explain why he'd fired a veteran editor.
According to Westword's Michael Roberts (scroll down to "Back to the barnyard"), Moore helpfully explained to his staff that he'd gotten rid of assistant city editor Arnie Rosenberg because "the way to clean up a place is not to move manure around the barnyard." Holy shit! (Via Romenesko.)