In today’s installment of “stuff that happened while we were busy kicking Republican ass,” we learn that if you stand up for your reporters, you get shitcanned.
Dean Baquet was forced out as editor of the Los Angeles Times after he refused renewed demands from Tribune Co. to lay off more journalists, aggravating tension between the media company and its biggest newspaper.
Mr. Baquet is exiting a month after Tribune ousted the newspaper’s publisher, Jeffrey M. Johnson, and replaced him with David D. Hiller, then the publisher of the company’s flagship Chicago Tribune. Weeks earlier, both Mr. Baquet and Mr. Johnson had publicly resisted pressure from Tribune management to make a new round of job cuts.
But no, it’s blogs that are destroying newspapers.