By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:37 BST, 18 July 2019 | Updated: 20:09 BST, 18 July 2019
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
'That is a total f**king lie!' Bykofsky wasn't taking Saffrom's criticism lightly, responding with rage
'That is a lie!' Bykofsky