Yesterday they laid off about 50 writers and editors at the paper that I started reading funnies first—The Cleveland Plain Dealer. This isn't like layoffs at other papers. After all, on snowy Christmas mornings when the whole world was still and silent, the PD still came. Now it's being stilled and silenced too?
Maybe I feel more deeply for the PD layoff victims, too. Reporter Chuck Yarborough was among the survivors at the PD, and tweeted, "i still have a job … but i want to throw up … if i can just stop crying long enough."
This unemployment-office flash performance of "Here Comes the Sun" goes out to all ex-journalists, in a spirit of hope that you'll find new work to do with hands freed from holding on for dear life …
If you find work, write.