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Portland City Council goes 'Richard Sherman' on The Oregonian Published: January 21, 2014

In a letter on, Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick fired back at The Oregonian newspaper with what he calls "trash-talk" inspired by Seattle's new lightning rod/hubris-filled folk hero Richard Sherman.

Novick's letter responds to what he says has been The Oregonian's "past couple of weeks trash-talking the city council."

"They've repeatedly crossed the line between criticism and contempt," Novick said.

Well, Novick hit back hard, Sherman style on Tuesday.

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