Back at the Yale paper, Rory has the WSJ reporter, Kimberly, on the line (and this woman must be like, the editor-in-chief of the galaxy or something, because she has an office rather than a desk in a crowded writers room) and tells her that she's calling to request a correction. "Of what?" the writer asks. Rory answers, squinching her nose, "Of everything that Mitchum said about me." Kimberly pulls up the piece. "He didn't say much about you," she says. Rory says that he may not have used many words but he said a lot. Kimberly reads back the quote, which is about Mitchum giving Rory an internship and her going on to be the editor of the Yale Daily News. "What part of that is wrong?" Kimberly asks. "None of it," Rory says, "technically. But essentially, it's all a lie." Rory says that the impression that Mitchum gave Rory her start is not true. "Here's our thing," Kimberly says. "We can't print corrections to impressions. That would be chaos." Rory tries a few more tacks, but can make no headway. "It's just gonna bug me forever," she says, "that he put this out there." The reporter tells her that's just the way it is, and Rory sighs: "You're right. I guess it's going to be in people's recycling bins by tonight and totally forgotten by tomorrow, right?" Kimberly says that, actually, she hopes that the things she works on won't be that disposable. Embarrassed, Rory backtracks, trying to form a collegial bond, but finally has to hang up.
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