Newsweek arrived in the mail yesterday with the cover featuring Kate Middleton walking down the street next to Princess Diana, a photo doctored to approximate what Diana would look like today if she had lived. It contrives to be both tacky and creepy.
I’ve had enough. They’ve let my subscription run past expiration—a traditional trick to keep the numbers looking good—and I am going to have to write to them to demand that they stop it. There’s no point in giving Tina Brown any further encouragement.
A reader commented yesterday trying to goad me into writing about Denise Whiting’s temporary restraining order against one of her tormentors. I don’t know the specifics of Ms. Whiting’s complaint or of the defense the gentleman will make to a judge, so I have no grounds to comment. It might be interesting to explore the grounds of the gentleman’s obsession with Ms. Whiting, but I lack training in abnormal psychology.
I’ve had enough with this particular pointless dispute, and so, evidently, have a number of my readers.
Gannett’s website offers this encouraging statement: “At Gannett, you can build skills and knowledge while having fun at one of the best companies in the world. We have a variety of programs that can help get you started or take your career to the next level.”
This is the same corporation that dropped 700 people over the side last week. Two years ago, the corporation eliminated 1,400 jobs. So for many, the “next level” is the state unemployment office. Meanwhile, Gannett Blog points out that the CEO, Craig Dubow, was rewarded last year for his exceptional stewardship with pay of $9.4 million.
Fortunately, I had had enough of Gannett twenty-five years ago when I made my escape.