R. Star wrote:
. . .Neelix. . .decides he's an expert journalist and pokes and prods everywhere in pursuit of HIS story, even when he's asked not to. Not only does he repeatedly bother everyone who are doing some fairly important stuff, but he then decides he has the right to search people's quarters, falsify identifications, then smears a good man's name just to make a headline. . .
He does everything Lois Lane has done in the entire history of Superman.
isn't that generally what most reporters do? whatever they can to get their story?
and about "smearing" tom's name....that's what Janeway and tuvok wanted. Remember Tom was purposely acting like a jerk to make it believable that he was leaving. Neelix, like everyone else, believed it like they wanted