Sunday, December 21, 2008

Newspaper industry loses underpinning

Jon Talton writes:

Twenty years ago, no doubt with the hubris of youth, I wrote an analysis of the U.S. steel industry's troubles. The next day, I got a call from one of some 600,000 steelworkers who were about to lose their jobs in that wrenching restructuring. The jobs were largely replaced with those that paid less, offering fewer benefits and no security.

"You people in the press would write differently if it was happening to you," he said. "Someday you'll get yours."

If he's still around, this reader and countless others sharing the same sentiments can take comfort. We've gotten ours.

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