The editor of the New Times alt-weekly in San Luis Obispo has resigned after overseeing a story that showed how anybody could make the illegal and highly addictive drug methamphetamine, according to KSBY-TV and the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The paper was flooded with criticism over the cover story “Meth Made Easy,” and advertisers dropped out, said General Manager Bob Rucker. Editor Jim Mullin resigned after only six weeks on the job. Mullin, 56, was previously editor of the Miami New Times where he published a story about a Miami politician’s involvement with a transvestite prostitute. The politician blew his brains out in the lobby of the Miami Herald on July 27 over Mullin’s story, and Mullin resigned two months later. “Two times in six months I publish stories that just explode,” Mullin told Miami Herald columnist Joan Fleischman.

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