Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Joys of the Corporate World (and the Death of Truth)
You may be missing George Gombossy's byline in the Hartford Courant. His bosses at the Tribune Company let him go (fired is a better word) because the truth was getting in the way of revenues or what's left of them.
"The Courant fired me, for speaking out on issues of public concern as the paper's Watchdog columnist: as the voice and protector of consumers and taxpayers.
The late-19th and early 20th-century news columnist Finley Peter Dunne said a newspaper's job is to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." It's a motto I believe in."
His full explanation is in this week's Hartford Advocate and on his new website, ctwatchdog.com. Read it and you'll continue to sigh for the eventual demise of a once independent voice in central Connecticut.