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What do you do if you work for an idiot publisher?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by NancyLou, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. NancyLou

    NancyLou Member

    Exactly. I wish I'd listened better during the interviews. I'd have caught him in a lie. He did he wrote for his college paper. However, my college. Paper wouldn't allow anyone on the paper who wasn't carrying a major pertaining to it.
  2. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Have you thought of calling Harvard to confirm he does have a degree from there?
  3. NancyLou

    NancyLou Member

    He's got the diploma hanging on his office wall. I think his biggest problem is he comes from money and he believes he's better than everyone. He also lived and worked in Manhattan for most of his adult life and feels those of us in Central Ohio are a bunch of under educated bump kind and philistines.

    He has no respect at all for anyone.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Maybe you might want to change your location in your above post, just in case he happens upon this thread.

    You don't want to provide the nut job any extra reason to fire you.
  5. NancyLou

    NancyLou Member

  6. NancyLou

    NancyLou Member

    He doesn't come on here. This is a place for real journalists and the fakes get caught pretty quickly.

    He couldn't hold his own on here at all.
  7. stix

    stix Active Member


    I've worked under 2 publishers. The current one I'm actually quite fond of. He's made some tough personnel calls, but he's pretty open about budgets and what the company is trying to accomplish. I see him around the office just about every day.

    The other guy I probably saw once or twice a year. He was utterly clueless. Did a lot of damage that the current guy has to deal with.

    But, man, NOTHING like the guy you're working under. Not to mention, as ME you're dealing with him constantly, I'm sure. I agree, let him run his awful editorials. Just consult your lawyers, keep written documents saying you strongly advised against it, make sure his name is on the editorials and let him ruin himself.
    NancyLou likes this.
  8. NancyLou

    NancyLou Member

    And his bete noir law was passed locally last night so now I get to listen to him rant on that for months and tell me to do this story or that story so his angst can be shed in a public forum in an area that will judge us harshly.

    I need a new job.
  9. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The eyewitness accounts are really disturbing. And they actually gave their names, so Block can’t claim they’re hiding behind anonymity.
  11. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Any updates on this? Did you resign? I see no way you can print that stuff he wants printed unless it's under his byline and an editors note saying you disagree as ME.
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