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Appeals court gives SB News-Press owner a big W

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SportsGuyBCK, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    This ain't right ... this is absolute bullshit ...

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Um ... wow.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    So you speak out against the publisher and get fired? Pretty standard in a lot of businesses. Lots of people have been fired for less. Publisher was absolutely within his rights to do so.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Publisher is a she, so there's that ...
  5. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Publisher is a whackadoodle, so there's that ...
  6. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Because she's a big meanypants whose moves we all disagreed with.

    It's her paper. She can shape the editorial direction of it. In cities including Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., ownership shapes the paper's focus.

    But the good - and extremely well-to-do - people of Santa Barbara can choose to reject the product.
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    These same twatwaffle owners will then turn around and demand their reporters question every move and motive of the local school board and borough council.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Unless the people on the board are advertisers. Then it's hands off.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    The employees claimed they were fired for organizing a union, and the NLRB agreed. That's what was overturned, not some guys whining because they didn't get to pick the Sunday centerpiece. Lets give out colleagues a little credit at least.
  10. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    She originally got pissed because the paper printed Rob Lowe's address during a hearing over a land-use issue. But the city council meeting was on local access cable TV and the addressed was mentioned frequently. It was public record. And then Rob Lowe came out later and said he didn't really care. But Wacky Wendy fired and reprimanded her people anyway. She thinks she can do whatever the hell she wants because she is rich.
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I worked at one plans where talk --- even jokingly --- of unions was strictly forbidden. I don't know how that would have held up in court if someone had wanted to challenge it, but it certainly wasn't worth it to me to do so.
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