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10 years ago this week ... the height of Gannett stupidity

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Baron Scicluna, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It's been 10 years ago this week that three USA Today sports staffers were fired for writing "Kilroy was here"with their fingers on the infamous blue ball sculpture.

    Romanesko has an update on the three women. They've all landed on their feet after Gannett's childish stupidity and are happy.

  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    One was a good friend and another a fine co-worker. Good thing I had left by then, or I might have gone all Bruce Banner on the bosses.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Too bad the whole newsroom didn't go Banner on the bosses. They should have all gathered at that ball and shoved it out the nearest window.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Given Gannett's love of anniversary stories, I'm surprised it didn't get A1 in USAT.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    If Neuharth were still around, someone would have gunned them down.
  6. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    That's barely the bottom step on the basement floor of Big G's skyscraper of stupidity.
  7. Haha, and my former ME (at a Gannett paper) left the lone comment at the bottom of that story.
  8. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    This thread is full of win.
  9. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I can't believe it's been 10 years, but I get a lot of that these days.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure that is the height of Gannett stupidity, but it's definitely the circumference of stupidity.
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