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Dan Snyder wants writer who ripped him fired

Dan Snyder

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder talks on a cell phone while walking in the hallway of the hotel hosting the NFL football owners meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/)

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In November, a writer named Dave McKenna wrote an article for the Washington City Paper headlined, “The Cranky Redskins Fan’s Guide to Dan Snyder: From A to Z (for Zorn), an encyclopedia of the owner’s many failings.”

Snyder was not amused.

The Washington Post reports that Snyder is now threatening legal action against the City Paper and is seeking McKenna’s dismissal.

So far, Snyder has not filed a lawsuit, but one of his lawyers confirmed that a lawsuit is being prepared. For its part, the City Paper is standing by its decision to publish the piece ripping Snyder, and calling McKenna a “stellar reporter.”

So it sounds like Snyder won’t get his wish, and McKenna won’t be fired. And Snyder will also discover that his decision to ask for McKenna’s termination ensures that many people who hadn’t read “The Cranky Redskins Fan’s Guide to Dan Snyder” will now.