He picks on people who do vanities. Ignore it. It’s not just you. If you hear from Jim, on the other hand...knock off the vanities.
I rarely DO a vanity. Better and better paid writers usually get to it first. But 2 cops were shot in Birmingham the day before yesterday and that IS news; wanting and WISHING it to stop leads to activism. As to who hates vanities...? I pushed and squeezed and tried really hard, but found my sympathy for his feelings was constipated. Long walk? Short pier?