There’s been a bit of a dustup at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today.

State editor Marilyn Mitchell, (pictured) who is married to assistant city editor Jack Mitchell, resigned today with a blast at her perception of sexist atmosphere at the newspaper.

We’re told by multiple sources that Mitchell had an argument in the newsroom with a superior a few days ago about decisions on storm coverage. Multiple sources also say that Mitchell, who came to the paper last August, wasn’t widely liked herself.

Mitchell’s blast to all staff members prompted an all-staff response from veteran political editor Bill Simmons to her remarks about alleged managers’ references to penis size, blonde bombshells and racially derogatory terms.


A newspaper spokesman declined an opportunity to comment. Mitchell did not return a call.

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