In the wake of Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s presidential election, people across the country rushed, in record numbers, to buy copies of Wednesday morning’s newspapers. CJR spoke of the extraordinary sales figures on Thursday.

But while publishers and editors undoubtedly reveled in the attention (and much-needed profits), one voice spoke out against the hot-cold treatment readers have given the press over the last couple of rocky years.

WaPo staff writer Paul Farhi sent this letter to Romenesko today.

Take heed, newspaper readers, past and present. We journalists have feelings, too.

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Megan McGinley is an intern at CJR.