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Morning Eye Opener


JM, Cash register, Kaldi, 1.12.09


Most scribes are really dumb asses when it comes to career management. They go off on former employers and ransack other scribes as though they mattered just as much as the politicians and robber barons on whom they should remain focused.

That said, Marc Cooper went off on Jill Stewart at his blog. There's a lot of negative chi all around.

Let's just say I too am very disappointed that the Weekly has held onto Jill while cutting all these writers who knew the Weekly as something other than a Republican lite throwaway with sticky ink. But my disappointment is more for its politics than it is for a particular personality. If I have to express some disappointment for personality, my disappointment here is mostly with Cooper, who has a tendency to whine like an old chola when things go awry, and really let loose here with things that he probably wouldn't say about a man.

UPDATE: For different kinds of swansongs involving civilized people, refer to the Village Voice's acknowledgment of the New Yorker article on the great run the Voice has had. Or read Nat Hentoff's last article for the Voice.