Monday, December 6, 2010

Please tell me this didn't happen


Just one problem with this letter. It happened five years ago. Please tell me the Clarion-Ledger didn't come across something sent five years ago and then publish it last week. I'm sure his family loved this reminder as I've already gotten a few emails that were filled with outrage.

14 comments:

paul mitchell said...

Kingfish, don't you know that five years old is BREAKING! news to the Clarion Ledger?

Anonymous said...

With Jerry Mitchell as their ace, why would you be surprised at another instance of the CL looking backward and presenting old news? Besides, the story filled up empty space and they didn't have to pay for staff to write it. Next up: the apology on page 16.

Rum Drunk Fan said...

There damned well better be an apology on the editorial page -- better yet, in a letter FROM the editor. Do they re-run obits, too, at the C-L, to fill space? Of course not, families have to pay for those, and the C-L doesn't do anything for free.

In case anyone at the C-L is reading this (maybe whatever unpaid intern they have over there handling the weekend editing), I am one of the 11 or 12 remaining SUBSCRIBERS y'all have. This letter pissed me off in ways I can't describe. Del's death was a deep wound to his family and hundreds of friends -- how DARE you, through sloppiness, open it up again in such a callous way?

Del's friends and family had to answer questions about this all weekend. In addition to apologizing to the public, you'd better apologize to the Rendons, Healeys, and all the people who cared for Del.

In fact, if you want to show some class (for a change), why don't you make a donation to the scholarship fund set up in Del's name at Mississippi State? That would be an apology of substance.

Anonymous said...

Yet another example of what happens when a decision is made to lay off the staffers in order to save the jobs of the management staff. The C-L org chart is an inverted pyramid.

Anonymous said...

Hey kf, your print above shows comments to the article. I went to clarion ledger website to read what people had to say about it. When I did , I am unable to see any comments. Did they remove them??

Kingfish said...

Hampton was off all last week.

Kingfish said...

Comments are there. May be a browser or flash issue.

paul mitchell said...

Yeah, comments are there, albeit, uninteresting.

Anonymous said...

I keep telling everyone this; there is no one left do do anything at the C-L. Anyone that cares that is. The few that are left are so caught up in saving their own hides, they are caught in the "OOops" trap.

OOops = I did not know or I thought you checked that or run it or I told you that would be a problem or OH s&*t or how could they check, their gone.

Anonymous said...

We are just adding to their 2million hits

Anonymous said...

There is no way they get 2MM hits. No way!

paul mitchell said...

The C-L probably does get that, they publish APee and Rueters stories and those two companies check their content all day long.

DO 2MM PEOPLE read the C-L? If they do, they are dumber than dirt.

Anonymous said...

Hits? Did you mean zits?

Anonymous said...

Check their content for WHAT?

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