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Saturday, November 28, 2009
McClatchy shutters Africa bureau
McClatchy is closing its bureau in Africa. Correspondent Shashank Bengali says he is being transferred to DC and there are no plans to replace him in Africa. . . .
Ah, the old “If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it does it make a sound” issue.
This sound business decision, number 1001 by McClacthy, fails to register on the mouse fart meter
Oh my, the world will now cease to exist as we know it. How can we endure without McClatchy's Africa bureau?
No bigs. People pay for this pile of fecal matter for the comics and crosswords. Drop those and McClatchy collapses. Drop the DC bureau and nobody cares - except the DNC. Reporters and editors don't want to admit those truths.
Whatever stories this reporter was writing will be replaced by AP wire copy.
But....but...who will cover the news about "O''s brother who lives in a hut...hut...hut?
2:08 PM The same people who covered it before because you can bet your ass it wasn't McClatchy. They are still too busy trying to figure out his most enchanting moment.
What a bunch of worthless comments. Having said that, this is yet another short-sighted, mis-guided move by McClatchy. I met Shashank when he first interned at The Kansas City Star, and was then hired. He then moved on and finally landed in Africa, which he used as a base to file a lot of compelling NEWSWORTHY stories that were a good resource (among others) for people who try to keep up on what's going on in the world outside their little insular cocoons. And you think the AP isn't cutting back everywhere as well? Get real. A real loss. But not surprising.
The only worthless comment is yours. Imagine you insulting others about living inside little cocoons when you work for a publication that spends the majority of it's time attempting to cover up NEWSWORTHY events that do not fit your desired outcome.
Worthless? Yep, that pretty much describes McClatchy and those who work for them. Professional Propagandists to the end. May it be long, slow and painful.
No, because the longer and more painful it is for them the longer and more painful it is for the communities they disgrace. Perhaps if they go out of business quickly honest publications will arise to fill the vacum. It could hardly be worse.
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