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Some people mistake egoism for bravery

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Journalists are often the worst egotists. In our own minds, some of us really think the world of ourselves.

In my 20 years at the Post, many colleagues have come and gone. A few left under a cloud, ostensibly for principle rather than egoism. Oftentimes, though, it’s hard to disentangle the two.

I wish I could say the same about Stephen Vines. I read with alarm his latest column in the Hong Kong Free Press, titled “Why I will no longer write for the South China Morning Post”. Actually, none of us noticed.

That, presumably, was why Vines needed to shout from the roof to let us know: “HE IS NO LONGER WRITING FOR THE POST”. A journalist of his stature deserves a media row of his own.

The most interesting thing........

© South China Morning Post