At a rally Monday outside the Pioneer Press building, there will be some banners and high-sounding speeches about how these job losses are bad for our communities.
This surely will sound self-serving, especially to a laid-off Ford, Andersen Window or 3M worker. After all, why is a journalist’s job more important than anyone else’s?
In other words, it’s okay to be economically raped if everybody else is getting it done to them in exactly the same way.
I’m sorry, that’s just …
Far be it from me to claim journalists deserve some special privilege, but the writer’s point here is that if you can speak up and fight back and make a case for why your occupation is valuable and corporate greed is insane, you should just shut up because other people haven’t been able or willing to make that same case successfully in their own fields. Whuh?
Insanity via Romenesko.
Update: It is suggested by smart commenters that I’ve read a bit of devil’s advocacy as snark, and overreacted in my irritation with Grow instead of the corporate masters he does in fact excoriate. Read the comments for that, and I’ll try not to post before sufficient coffee anymore.