Today’s Commercial Appeal is the final one printed at 495 Union. This ends a continuity dating to shortly after the Civil War.
Almost 20 people will lose their jobs as the production now moves to Jackson, Tennessee.
You would think that this information would be secondary to other news in the paper, as it is in some ways, an admission of failure on the newspaper’s part. But, no, it took up three quarters of the front page with a similar amount taking up Page 2 and a continuation on Page 5.
It’s almost as if they’re proud of it.
That’s how liberals operate, however. They never admit they haven’t succeeded; it’s blamed on something else. The men who lost their jobs in this layoff and in a subsequent one in the newsroom don’t much matter to the people who pretend to be for the working man and woman. The remaining employees certainly don’t want to cause themselves problems by any criticism.
Did they consider that doing this would undermine a customer’s trust that the newspaper would continue? Many won’t even consider subscribing now and others in doubt might cancel to avoid trouble if the breakdowns continue and the publication folds up tent.
You might think that a group of people who embrace the concept of fighting climate change would consider the carbon footprint a journey to and from 80 miles away would cause on our fragile planet. Evidently not. That is left to us plebes to curb our gas and energy usage, not them.
Ah, progress. It’s another way liberals mask their plans. This will be better and more efficient, the direction of newspaper production says. “Jackson’s press is newer, more proficient and more precise. After we get Monday’s paper out, these presses will never see a newspaper again,” he said.
Anyone consider truck breakdowns, weather and other factors in delivering from 80 miles away?
The reporter mentions that the CA managed to print during war, depression, cataclysmic events here and in the world.
He quotes an earlier time when a headline said, “Men and machines – and lots of them – make the South’s greatest newspaper.”
Few men, no big machines and no great newspaper. See any connection there?