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David Carr pwns Gannett

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DoctorFace, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. DoctorFace

    DoctorFace New Member

    Thought this deserved its own thread.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The local rag ran an editorial ripping the crap out of a local company that had let go a couple hundred workers. This from the same paper that has let go a similar number of employees during the same span.
  3. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    What does "pwns" mean?
  4. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member


  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So it's kind of an abbreviation that's not abbreviated.
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    As soon as I saw the thread title, I knew the old dudes were going to turn this into a discussion about "pwning."
  8. I know what it means, but I still don't really understand how it came to be or why it's funny.

    And I'm 30.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    On the column itself, I thought it was a good job ripping into the hypocrisy of the executives, but I am sure they will be able to dry their tears -- if crisp $100 bills are good for drying tears.

    Other than that, it's not the slightest bit newsy or surprising if you've paid attention at all.

    I love capitalism, but when the goal of companies is making sure the executives get their millions and the stock price remains high so that they get to stay executives, we've lost all sight of rationality, compassion and business sense.
  10. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    Whatever it means, Gannett deserves to be pwned.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Those crazy copy editors... :D
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Gannett's Next Brain trust
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