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Out of the Layoff Ashes:
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Posted By: PageTurner, 6/13/2019 10:57:35 AM

In the wake of layoffs of more than 1,000 journalists from BuzzFeed, Verizon Media Group (owner of outlets like HuffPost) and Gannett earlier this year, #LearntoCode became a controversial phrase tweeted at and about those who lost their jobs. One side argued it was harassment. Twitter took this view, suspending accounts of those using the slogan. Another side contended the phrase was a sardonic expression of just deserts for a class of professionals unsympathetic to the loss of jobs in industries like coal mining, thanks to clean energy ideals. A month after these layoffs, Investor’s Business Daily quietly shuttered its own opinion section.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley 6/13/2019 11:22:15 AM (No. 97452)
Throughout the article they tout their intellect and wisdom. When someone has to tell you they have it, they usually don't.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HPmatt 6/13/2019 11:41:41 AM (No. 97468)
Have the all gotten computer coding jobs yet??? Enjoy the suck liberals, the fruits of turning your back on journalistic standards that served the US well until the 1970s and Woodward & Bernstein.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344 6/13/2019 12:01:59 PM (No. 97483)
It's close to 20 years that I have no longer subscribed to a newspaper. I distictly remember when. It was the day the Seattle Times, below the fold of the front page blamed the Timothy McVeigh bombing in Oklahoma City on RUSH LIMBAUGH. Within five minutes after seeing that I was on the phone cancelling my subscribtion. Many ties the Times called me with major discount offers to resubscribe. I would'nt want it for free.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Older and Wiser 6/13/2019 12:11:27 PM (No. 97493)
We subscribe to a Gannett paper. The only reason I have not cancelled it is the wife wants to be able to see he obituaries
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Reply 5 - Posted by: CactusStar 6/13/2019 12:26:54 PM (No. 97504)
Same with the Albuquerque Journal. It has become nothing more than a propaganda arm for the Washington Post, but the wife likes the crosswords and keeping up with local news.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/13/2019 1:09:17 PM (No. 97530)
"There's a hunger out there for more than Twitter snark" So says former IBD commentary and opinion deputy editor John Merline, who was apparently layed-off when Investor's Business Daily shuttered its opinion section. Snark notwithstanding, I've gotten more truth and news from President Trump's Twitter feed that I ever got from the IBD opinion page. Ok, so they're over at Issues & Insights now. I'll take a look at them. I will. But let me say that a Journalist who exhibits an ounce of humility will go a lot farther with me that one who tells me how smart he is.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: StrikingViking 6/13/2019 1:28:52 PM (No. 97540)
"Journalists," where? I haven't seen one in a long time. If you're looking for Dhimmi party hacks, check out the bullpen at the nearest MSM "news" organ.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/13/2019 2:42:38 PM (No. 97590)
Imagine, if they actually weren't so biased and one-sided, exposed Democrats as zealously as they target Republicans, how they may have enjoyed a broader audience, more subscribers, which translates into more advertising dollars? After nearly 35 years of taking a daily paper, I'm pretty close to ending that relationship. I'm usually done in a matter of minutes since all they do is regurgitate what's been on TV, the radio, or I can find on the internet. And, I pay less for the WSJ than my local daily.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/13/2019 6:46:00 PM (No. 97784)
Leftist Layoffs...LLOL!
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