& Eloquently so. Writes Miller:
Students also have every reason to expect that their teachers won’t, at some later date, disparage their journeyman work publicly, however generalized those insults might be….
However exasperated Boudinot may have been by the foibles of his students, he experienced them in a relationship governed by a set of ethical rules and customs; betraying the trust of that relationship is cause for shame.
Miller also notes The Stranger’s (read, Christopher Frizzelle’s) complicity in all this — not merely in publishing the appalling “rant that launched a thousand tweets, open letters and indignant blog posts,” but also in publishing “a ridiculously self-congratulatory follow-up interview with Boudinot.”
[UPDATE: Ryan Boudinot’s Board of Directors quit en masse, and Boudinot is now officially the former Seattle City of Literature Executive Director.]