Newspaper columnist Stu Bykofsky is SLAMMED by rival writer at his farewell ...

Controversial newspaper columnist is SLAMMED by rival writer at his farewell party who accuses him of sexism and 'having a taste for child prostitutes' - before he blasts back accusing her of telling 'f**king lies' Columnist Stu Bykofsky departed The Philadelphia Inquirer last Friday His farewell party featured a scathing speech delivered by his rival colleague Inga Saffron - a Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic  She accused Bykofsky of sexism, neglecting his journalistic duties and 'having a taste for child prostitutes' The remarkable exchange was recording by another employee and shared with Philadelphia Magazine 

By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:37 BST, 18 July 2019 | Updated: 20:09 BST, 18 July 2019

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A showdown occurred on the floor of a newsroom after a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic slammed a rival writer during a speech at his farewell party.  

Controversial columnist Stu Bykofsky left The Philadelphia Inquirer last week after 47 years in the job, with his colleagues holding a retirement bash last Friday. 

Things appeared to be going smoothly at the event, until Bykofsky's nemesis - architecture critic Inga Saffron - was invited to share some parting words, which were recorded and shared with Philadelphia Magazine. 

'Stu and I have not been on speaking terms for at least a decade, [so] very clearly, I’m the logical person to offer the opposing view,' Saffron stated, before she launched into a savage indictment of her foe. 

Saffron quickly accused Bykofsky of neglecting his duties as a journalist by failing to reach out to a bicycle coalition when he wrote a column condemning cyclists in the city. 

Inga Saffron (left) delivered a scathing speech at the farewell party of her Philadelphia Inquirer colleague Stu Bykofsky (right) last week

Inga Saffron (left) delivered a scathing speech at the farewell party of her Philadelphia Inquirer colleague Stu Bykofsky (right) last week 

'That is a total f**king lie!' Bykofsky wasn't taking Saffrom's criticism lightly, responding with rage

'That is a total f**king lie!' Bykofsky wasn't taking Saffrom's criticism lightly, responding with rage 

'That is a lie!' Bykofsky

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