Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up.
When the local rural neo-Nazis lurking in the woodpile make it into the newspaper as “Band of the Week,” you know the firings have gone too far.
”I am looking forward to becoming even more closely involved with The Morning Call and in the Lehigh Valley community,” [new publisher Tim Ryan] said in a written statement, news of which was published at the Call here in a story about the firing of the old publisher last week.
”With the strong management team in place here at The Morning Call, I am confident that we will continue to provide readers with compelling local content in whatever form they want and advertisers with effective solutions for growing their businesses.”
Unintentionally humorous, that.
Tribune company was bought by Chicago mogul Sam Zell a few years ago. Zell considered himself a business captain among captains. But reality did not cooperate and under Zell, Tribune was forced to file for bankruptcy.
The only constant at Zell newspapers pre- and post-bankruptcy, which includes the Morning Call and the Los Angeles Times, has been regular mass firings.
Dismiss enough people and those left can’t provide much of a product, no matter press release insistence to the contrary.
So the free-lance workers, editors and reporters miss the obvious, like the white Christian identity militia nature of the Allentown hard rock band, Poker Face.
In the Call’s publicity bit:
How band came together: Band came together because of the message/mission that we are on to expose the tyranny and rights violations out of our nation’s Capitol.
“Our audience [is] 7 years old to 70,” the band tells the newspaper. “If you love freedom and liberty, then you will love what we are about.”
And Poker Face’s “biggest gig?”
Playing at the Knob Creek, Ky., machine gun shoots. Tens of thousands show up for this awesome freedom loving event.
Well, certainly nothing says you’re a bunch of tyranny-fighting freedom-loving protest rockers more vigorously than rants like this one on your band website:
From last week – on this matter.