Mark Twain wrote an article about white violence against Chinese immigrants and the paper, the San Francisco Morning Call, killed it.
Then he wrote about violence and corruption in the San Francisco police department, and the editor killed it.
So he sent it to an old employer, who published the piece. The paper was sued for libel and Mark Twain was fired.
Shortly thereafter, he fell into poverty, homelessness and contemplated suicide fairly regularly, according to his own account.
To @TheAtlantic's credit, they published Twain, but that was in the nineteenth century.

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