During What we now consider the genteel 1990s, the meanest SOB I had ever met was Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today. His ego then was bigger than his newspaper, with which Gannett was blanketing the country at huge losses. At one meeting in offices not his, before people not in his employ, he rose from the table, walked behind the assembled managers, and flexed and unflexed his fist repeatedly in the style of a Third World dictator. We were sitting, he was standing, and we were looking him right in the eyes.
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