...freedom for a journalist to rip his/her employer in a rival publication and then not expect there to be repercussions.
I don't care how impressive Julia Duin's credentials are. She cannot criticize changes being made at the Washington Times in the Washington Post and not be surprised when she was dismissed.
This is not a question of freedom of the press or freedom of expression. This is common sense. I give Ms. Duin credit for not hiding under the "anonymous source" banner; she was willing to place her name in the story. But that's a small consolation prize.