Mar 1, 2009
A note to readers
The situation facing newsrooms across the country, and especially in Southern California, is dire. Whether blogs like this one do any good shedding light on the dismantling process is for others to decide. But the comments section has too often sunk itself into irrelevance with anonymous personal attacks on newspaper managers. Initially, I thought the comments would police themselves, but maybe too many people have been laid off in recent years to keep the conversation rational. Or maybe one or two people with deep grudges can't help themselves. Either way, I ask that this name calling stop, because an echo chamber full of "he's a douchebag"s isn't going to make it with anyone anyhow.