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#1 Post by Bill in Oregon » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:20 pm

.. in the newspaper business. In every newsroom I worked in, we all tried very hard to get it right, and we dealt with our share of the "congenitally angry class."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mary ... SKBN1JO2Z1

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#2 Post by Pitchy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:32 pm

Yepper thoughts and prayers up for all concerned.
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#3 Post by AJMD429 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:34 pm

Prayers up, although I think today's "journalist" is a far cry from those of a few decades ago...(still no reason they should be randomly shot)...
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#4 Post by Ysabel Kid » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:26 pm

Doesn't sound like it was random. The murderer had a grudge against the paper, having lost a defamation suit against them. He was know to be unstable.

This is getting to be the most common factor in all of these mass shootings; the shooter manifested before the attack and was known to police...
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#5 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:00 am

We had a small group of reliable crazies/congenitally angry who frequented our newsroom. At one paper I worked at, the newsroom was up a broad flight of stairs on the second floor, and the stairs were just inside the main entrance to the street. I sat at my computer right at the top of the stairs with my back to the doors, and the rest of the copy desk always joked that "Powell will get the first bullet." I laughed, sort of.
At the last paper I worked at, I got a call from the lobby that one of our more harmless nuts was there with a gun. I went downstairs and spoke to him and he agreed to turn over his loaded .38. Newspaper work was not necessarily for sissies.

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#6 Post by piller » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:27 pm

My Grandfather Raleigh Wyant was a newspaperman and then a printshop owner. He ended his career due to lead poisoning. He kept a pot of melted linotype near him for pouring letters and such as soon as needed. It seems that he inhaled vaporized lead over the years.

It might not be the same hot lead hazard, but it still was a hazard from hot lead. Not a job for sissies.
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#7 Post by FWiedner » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:42 pm

Someone is always sad when someone else dies somewhere, or somehow.

There are people in professions who feel that it is their job,their business, their obligation, whatever... to stick their noses into other peoples business.

These people should not be amazed when one of their "chosen" turns out to be someone who will do something about it.

Right or wrong, it happens.

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#8 Post by Bill in Oregon » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:32 pm

I'll just say I appreciate President Trump's proclamation this morning and his comments on the shooting.
Killing reporters is not how we roll here in these United States. That's the Russian model.

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