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USA Today Axes Dozens;
Marched Out, Email Cut

Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 9/4/2014 1:20:17 PM

Up to 70 veteran USA Today journalists, editors, and others were laid off Wednesday, and reports claim that the newly unemployed were "marched out by security" and within 15 minutes had their email accounts shut off. The layoffs came as no surprise after the Gannett Company followed the lead of many other companies that have already separated and spun off their dying publishing business into separate companies. It was only a few weeks ago that Gannett did the same. USA Today is Gannett´s flagship publication and enjoys the highest circulation of any other American newspaper. Nonetheless, The New York Times reports that

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Why is it they can´t figure out what they are doing wrong? They all hate Fox News and yet they are successful in these difficult economic times. You would think they would figure out why.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: debaser, 9/4/2014 1:23:58 PM     (No. 9993473)

Sorry Lucianne, I´m calling BS on this: "USA Today journalists" - No Such Thing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snapper451, 9/4/2014 1:29:33 PM     (No. 9993477)

That would be an oxymoron "USA Today journalists!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: obviousity, 9/4/2014 1:34:59 PM     (No. 9993486)

What no pix of them being "frog-marched" out. I´m so disappointed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 9/4/2014 1:37:28 PM     (No. 9993488)

Sadly, the end came too late to see longtime race whiner DeWayne Wickham get the frog-march he so richly merited.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 9/4/2014 1:38:47 PM     (No. 9993489)

#5 self-correction: he´s still there spouting rubbish. Probably would be the last to go due to the ´Barack Obama Effect.´

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 9/4/2014 1:58:59 PM     (No. 9993521)

No problem, they can just republish the daily DNC memos.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/4/2014 1:59:04 PM     (No. 9993522)

The big question on everyone´s lips; What Now? I guess they keep right on whipping the dead leftist horse. Liberals and progressives never can see they themselves are the actual problem. Just like Frankin´s failed leftist radio, Air America; Just like Turner´s flailing CNN- they will never get it. It seems to be a kind of mental disorder, which demonstrates that crazy people never know they are crazy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Smart11344, 9/4/2014 2:02:38 PM     (No. 9993534)

I believe I have only purchased ONE copy of USA Today. Very flashy looking, but flash isn´t enough.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: troutgreen, 9/4/2014 2:25:11 PM     (No. 9993557)

USA Yesterday

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Reply 10 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 9/4/2014 2:27:41 PM     (No. 9993559)

I can´t work up a lot of sympathy when leftist hacks lose their jobs.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wtm, 9/4/2014 2:28:34 PM     (No. 9993561)

I still believe that someone could publish a nationwide newspaper like "USA Today", but with just giving the news, and NO slant.

And they would make millions!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 9/4/2014 2:31:00 PM     (No. 9993562)

Have you seen recently? Thin, not a lot of content.... Over the past 2-3 hears, the page headings have grown to about 4 inches tall.... taking away space their content was unable to fill

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Penney, 9/4/2014 2:35:02 PM     (No. 9993571)

The only place USA Today is always available daily is in hotel lobbies throughout the country. ...Then factor in airports & medical waiting rooms which always seem to be tuned to cnn. For all of the facts, the internet and conservative talk radio seem to be the only reliable news sources these days.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/4/2014 2:46:29 PM     (No. 9993584)

USA Today ´former´ employees...can you spell GESTAPO?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 9/4/2014 2:51:02 PM     (No. 9993593)

The link below gives the names so far that have been axed.

http://jimromenesko.com/2014/09/03/gannett-layoff-updates-are-trickling-in/

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Reply 16 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 9/4/2014 3:46:48 PM     (No. 9993696)

Being "marched out by security" is standard procedure for laid-off employees at any large company. I speak from experiece.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dbdiva, 9/4/2014 3:59:12 PM     (No. 9993720)

Exactly #16; and mailboxes are disabled before your chair cools.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: uno, 9/4/2014 5:23:53 PM     (No. 9993814)

USA Today: A worthless, disingenuous, leftist ring-kissing, knee-pad cartoon rag. I was on the road the week of the Brown shooting where USA Today was delivered to your door every morning. I saw the news of Darrin Wilson having his facial bones crushed by the hit laid on him by this hood-rat, yet there was not ONE mention all week of this in that rag!
You guys that got laid off could probably make some good bucks telling the world what really goes on behind the scenes when it come to spiking real news!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: uno, 9/4/2014 5:25:00 PM     (No. 9993818)

Sorry - I meant to say I saw the news of Darrin´s injuries on Drudge...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: oh-heck, 9/4/2014 5:25:57 PM     (No. 9993819)

The functioning part of the USA Today business model was that travelers wanted a paper with news, stories, weather, sports, etc from every region in the US. This competed well with the second and third papers in big cities and even fairly well against the lead paper in medium sized cities, but the internet blew this model apart. It wasn´t bad for toilet reading, but there wasn´t enough there to occupy the mind for more than 5 minutes.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dodge boy, 9/4/2014 6:02:28 PM     (No. 9993864)

Sad how the media all too willing to show photos of their colleagues having their heads removed, but not willing to show their ranks in the act of being laid off. Goes to show what news sells.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/4/2014 6:02:57 PM     (No. 9993866)

I travel a lot for my business and frequently find USA Today lying on the floor in the hall in front of my hotel room door. I leave it there and step over it on my way out.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 9/4/2014 6:03:00 PM     (No. 9993867)

Try and imagine how little I care.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: KTWO, 9/4/2014 7:14:17 PM     (No. 9993958)

"Head´em up and move´em out." Subtitled: The thrilling story of Obama´s booming economy and USA Today.

The "Atlantic City Casino Daily Worker" ran a special edition yesterday.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: strike3, 9/4/2014 7:52:21 PM     (No. 9993996)

I suspect that other papers in the same class, LA Times, NYT, WaPo are being paid subsidies by the democrat party to keep them afloat. How else can they still be in business if not by printing daily leftist propaganda and pretending it´s news?

These organizations are responsible for the reign of barack obama so whatever fate they suffer they deserve it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: QRP, 9/4/2014 8:03:51 PM     (No. 9994015)

Looks like another paper that has yet to figure out how to monitize propaganda.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 9/4/2014 9:50:35 PM     (No. 9994119)

Pie chart:

"We´re fired!"

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Reply 28 - Posted by: geoguy, 9/4/2014 11:22:23 PM     (No. 9994211)

One of these days a conservative is going to buy one of the high profile papers and transform it into a real newspaper. Then watch the circulation soar. However, with the MSM we can watch the circulation sore.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mamateach, 9/4/2014 11:31:09 PM     (No. 9994220)

I get this rag slid under my hotel room door every week. Just pull out the puzzle section for something to do on the flight.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: xcenturion, 9/5/2014 12:53:47 AM     (No. 9994256)

Use these so called "journalists" as ISIS bait.

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