New York Times layoffs “humiliating”

From Jeremy Gerard at Deadline Hollywood:

Using words including “betrayal,” “humiliating” and “covfefe” and suggesting that management had compared them to “dogs urinating on fire hydrants,” copy editors at the New York Times today let executive editor Dean Baquet and his heir apparent, Joseph Kahn, know exactly how they feel about taking the brunt of layoffs and buyouts as the Times expands its reporting ranks. More.

Reality check: The entire Media Party meltdown against the pushback from less corrupt people is humiliating. And losing a job in their agitprop mine should be an honour.

See also: Huffpost, bought out, lays off dozens

  • Editor

    That’s usually what happens to snake-oil salesmen. They are eventually found out and run out of town.

  • andycanuck

    Boo-hoo. 🙁

  • Ed

    But did they purse their lips and frown real hard like Patrick Brown?

  • terrence22

    Here are some stats about the declining world of newspaper

    Chart of the Day VI (above) shows some more Schumpeterian creative destruction that has been disrupting the traditional US newspaper business. Employment at US newspaper publishers fell to only 168,200 in May, the lowest level ever recorded since the BLS started tracking these monthly jobs data in 1947. Over the last ten years, newspaper employment has fallen by more than 50%, from 348,300 in May 2007 to 168,200 in May 2017. That’s a decline of more than 180,000 newspaper jobs in just the last decade, or almost 350 newspaper jobs lost every week (or nearly 70 per day!). Like the downward trend in NYC taxi medallions prices, I think we can also expect the downward trend in newspaper jobs to continue in the future!

    • BillyHW

      What a beautiful graph.

      • terrence22

        Yes, very nice to see

  • Hard Little Machine

    Everyone in that story should be lowered slowly into an industrial shredder

    • Bla Bla

      That’s a little harsh. How about we just let them listen to Sophie sing?

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    The rotten, corrupt mainstream media are dying. And that’s a good thing.

  • Killer Marmot

    Adding reporters and laying off copy editors means less readable and less accurate articles.

    But will anyone even notice?

    • Bla Bla


      Their articles already read like they are coming out of the 60s pravda!

  • Dana Garcia

    Advanced software is advancing into writing complex news stories, so we can look forward to seeing lying reporters get the boot, although fake news will continue because garbage in, garbage out.

    • Watchman

      A future with more computer systems harvesting Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat feeds for ‘news’ that can be stolen without attribution, given a human author tag and sent back into the Ether as hard research.

  • Shebel


  • Shebel

    All We really want is the TRUTH.
    If you can’t or won’t tell the TRUTH—-
    Why the sweet fuck would we listen to YOU?

  • Shebel

    Right—-Global Warming will destroy the Planet and ISLAM is Peaceful.

  • BillyHW

    Welcome to the real world douchebags.

  • simus1

    These NYT “victims” are the successors to monsters who had millions of innocent trees killed around Kapuskasing and then had their victims ground up and used for newsprint. Correct me if I am wrong but when did these present horrible people apologize for the actions of the now dead horrible people who started all this? Are they just masking their evil under some version of contrived marxist claptrap to hide their guilt?
    The trees are Dead! The trees are Dead!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I hope these copy editors don’t let the door hit them on the way out.

  • Bla Bla



    No, I’ll tell you what is humiliating… Knowing that there are still segments of humanity who claim to be sentient, believing in all of the crap that spews forth from their mouths.

    Humanity, terminally stupid from the day of creation.