Granted, there is an argument to be made here. I don’t blog about my day job and I think anyone who does either has a remarkable lack of self-preservation or a screw loose somewhere. I don’t bitch about my bosses or my colleagues or write about things I cover for other publications (though I will link). A) None of it’s really that interesting in the context of what happens here and b) none of it’s really that interesting, period. My last paper didn’t have any rules about blogging, but that was like four years ago, by now, I hope they do, because nothing I said online back then could have gotten me fired, not on paper, anyway. (The being a huge pain in the ass could have gotten me fired many times, and I’m often mystified why it didn’t, but that’s another post about how sometimes your bosses are more fucked up than you are.)
Still, looking at Richtmyer’s comment, I can only agree with it heartily, and argue further that this is not at all like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. This is like polishing one fork in a drawer in a stateroom on one level of the Titanic. I hope it made the AP’s higher-ups feel good because certainly it served no other purpose.