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Online comments drive editor to retirement

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MisterCreosote, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Nobody that ever took a shot at him is going to read that column and think "Yeah, he's right."

    If they're "mouth breathers," then who gives a shit what they think? And who would quit a job over them?
  2. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Because as humans, we tend to care about what other people think. Just a fact.
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    If we didn't care what people thought, there wouldn't be a running "Dimwit on the phone" thread.
  4. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    jr/s, I understand what you're saying, but you know what? This is part of the reality of doing this business these days, and it's not changing, so you either make your peace with it or, as this guy is doing, move on. We might not like it, but there it is.
  5. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Understood. I guess I'm just saying, don't be surprised if more and more folks don't choose the latter.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Well, depending on where you are in your career and your 401(k), obviously there's the little factor of money...
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