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Next up for embarrassing screw up: Post-Dispatch

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wicked, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Fucking paper jinxed the Blues.
  2. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    It's St. Louis.
    The jinx is a foregone conclusion, no matter what sport.
    It's just a shitty, cursed town.
  3. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    It is? How many World Series have the Cardinals won?
  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

  5. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    Update, with another pretty monumental fuck-up by the Post-Dispatch. Makes me wonder, do they have a bunch of 8-year-olds manning the ship on weekends? Between this, the Blues' premature celebration and the "lynch" reference in the Cardinals game story from another thread, all of them were on weekends.

  6. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    That's fairly horrendous.
  7. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    This what happens when you have a skeleton crew running a paper.
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  8. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    Yes, but that's an easy out, to absolve people of responsibility and put the blame back on the paper/chain.

    I don't care how skeleton the crew is, or how inexperienced the people on duty are. How could anyone think that attaching a Facebook Live video of a police officer dying after being shot is even a smidge appropriate? That's a fireable, un-hireable for any other newspaper job of consequence, offense for me. It makes no difference how short-staffed the paper is.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I can't argue with that, but this also isn't out of the realm of possibility when editors demand that social posts be embedded into every story.
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  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    It ain’t the editors at Lee who are demanding that. Lee upper management is obsessed with that.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    It sounds like a suit mandate. Gannett has certainly perfected it.
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  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Amid the gutting of newspapers, does this surprise anyone?
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