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McClatchy to eliminate 1,600 jobs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Igor in CT, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    thanks, CN. Fixed.
    Fuckin' 14-hour days; I'm fried and apologies to our nation's founders for screwing up their Constitution.
  2. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    You didn't do anymore damage to it than the previous administration.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Those suckers would be hard to top.
  4. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Great, now I'm lumped in with Bush, Cheney and all the other motherless crooks. Thanks, CN.
  5. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    I actually think that's a great idea, we wouldn't be in near the mess we are now if this were the case!
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Yay, government regulation comes to the newspaper business. can censorship be far behind?

    Just wondering, do sports editors ever get fired? I know it happened in Fargo, not sure about anywhere else. Just wondering how my former bosses, and colleagues, are doing.
  7. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Since it didn't/hasn't happened, there's not much to debate but I don't think a law forbidding newspaper chains would fall under government control of journalism/newspapers. If anything, it would be promoting a truly free press. Ownership by people who truly cared about journalism and newspapers and not about the fucking stock price.

    Another folly of my misspent youth: I used to think that every newspaper I worked for should have put every penny of profit back into the product. Every year, the balance sheet would never be over one penny in profit. Gawd, I was such a dweeb.
  8. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    I think Zimanek in Appleton was the only other fired SE. Can't recall it happening to any other SE.
  9. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Not a stupid idea. I like it. Just to be safe, though, while you're back in 1900, knock off all of Pruitt's direct forebears. Or bring along Arnold Schwarzenegger and let him handle the dirty work.
  10. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Is it too late for newspapers to declare themselves nonprofits? In practice, many of them are anyway.
  11. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    It couldn't have happened to a better douchebag
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Work for Scripps just once. You'll spend your days doing it too.
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