I meant to post about this but because I was busy, I forgot. Well, here it is from the Ombudsman of The Washington Post:
After receiving an unsolicited press release, Page snapped back: "Must we hear about it every time this crack addict attempts to rehabilitate himself with some new -- and typically half-witted -- political grandstanding? I'd be grateful if you would take me off your mailing list.
If Tim Page had left off there, this would not have been a "mini-issue" for The Washington Post. But because he continued with...
I cannot think of anything the useless Marion Barry could do that would interest me in the slightest, up to and including overdose." [ Emphasis mine ]
... he went over the line. I'm sorry, but even if you don't like someone, including a comment about overdosing like that is going too far. At a minimum, Page needs to be suspended for a fairly long time. If he lost his job, it wouldn't interest me.