Patrick Brazeau knows what it feels like to be shunned. But it must have hurt when he discovered his freelance reporting gig for Frank Magazine was over, after just one column.

Frank editor Andrew Douglas announced Brazeau's termination in an apology to readers, for exposing them "to the narcissistic ramblings of Senator Patrick Brazeau".

Douglas goes on to ask for readers' forgiveness, saying that the suspended senator was unreliable and the copy unremarkable.

“There wasn’t anything new. A lot of it read like that hail Mary speech he gave last fall before the Senate gave him the boot,” Douglas writes. “We’ve only got one shot at this, I told him. Everyone’s paying attention. A rant devoid of new information, insight or perspective is useless, I advised.”

And Brazeau would "inexplicably drop off the map for a day or two, not answering emails or telephone calls."

The Frank editor says that after "editing egomaniacal bits out" of Brazeau's second story "I had little more than a blank page in front of me when I finished."

Brazeau, who has yet to comment on the rapid dissolution of his journalistic career, was suspended from the Senate without pay in November for improper expense claims.

On Twitter, some expressed a degree of sympathy for the disgraced senator:

Others were less forgiving:

It's all a long way from Brazeau's earlier bravado about his reporting chops:

Earlier on HuffPost:

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  • Senator Patrick Brazeau arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Senator Patrick Brazeau arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Senator Patrick Brazeau is escorted into the building as he arrives to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Senator Patrick Brazeau leaves the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Senator Patrick Brazeau arrives to the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Senator Pamela Wallin is escorted by assistant Mark Fisher as she arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Senator Pamela Wallin is escorted into the building as she arrives to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Senator Pamela Wallin arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

  • Senator Pamela Wallin leaves Parliament Hill after attending the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Sen. Mike Duffy arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Sen. Mike Duffy is questioned by media as he arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Sen. Mike Duffy shields his eyes as he arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Sen. Mike Duffy is trailed by media as he arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

  • Media surround Senator Mike Duffy as he leaves Parliament Tuesday October 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

  • Sen. Mike Duffy enters an elevator as he arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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