Friday, April 10, 2015


We received word this morning that another good and capable journalist has been fired by the most abusive newspaper management I have seen in my nearly 50 years of association with print journalism.

I suspect that sooner or later – sooner, I hope – he will feel the exhilaration of a galley slave who broke the chains to his oar and went over the side to freedom.

And I am heartened to know that he has powerful friends outside the newspaper who will see to it that he ends up with much better pay and far better working conditions.

I’ve spent most of my adult life watching idiots ruin perfectly good newspapers. I am filled with schadenfreude when I see them shoot themselves in the foot.

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