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Swine flu strikes the downsized newsroom (a fable)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by buckweaver, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member


    This had me on the floor, laughing. And crying.

    Hits so close to home.
  2. That's outstanding.

    And so true.
  3. jps

    jps Active Member

    good stuff.
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest


    On a side note, I guarantee someone in my newsroom gets the swine flu.

    I got 7-5 odds on our cops reporter, who earlier this year made the brilliant decision to try and ration his insulin and ended up in the local ICU.
  5. jps

    jps Active Member

    gola, that's awesome stupidity.
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    He didn't seem to understand our insurance covered that. It was an interesting week.
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Someone actually still has insurance that actually pays for stuff? Now that's a scoop worthy of A1.
  8. topsheep

    topsheep Member

    That was humorous.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Funny stuff. I'm sending it to my friends telling them this is what it is like to work at a newspaper.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Good stuff.

    Only one thing missing, which would have made it a great piece of work:

    Editor: "What about Johnson? Does he still work for us?'

    City editor: 'Yes, he does"

    Editor: 'Then get him on the swine flu story."

    City editor: 'We can't."

    Editor: "Why not?"

    City editor: "He's on furlough."
  11. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link, Buck. Funny stuff (in a sad-but-true way).

    Also, in our shop last night, we noticed HR posted a note saying that with Swine Flu ravaging the nation, anyone who feels sick shouldn't come to work.

    With our morale absolutely in the crapper, that at least made everyone laugh. Hey, I think we all feel the swine flu coming on! Maybe all these managers who split at 4:30 can put out the paper!
  12. Well-played, Baron.
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