Here’s a silly one for you. New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore wrote to Paterson press secretary Marissa Shorenstein in January with a question about state higher education budgets. Shorenstein responded that she had just hosted a conference call on the same subject for another reporter from the Times just two days earlier. “Don’t make me repeat it all!!!” wrote Shorenstein.

Confessore joked that that would be totally unnecessary:

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Lauren Kirchner is a freelance writer covering digital security for CJR. Find her on Twitter at @lkirchner