Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Former Globe editor's farewell column proves embarrassing to his new employer

It was meant to be humorous, but apparently some people in Ohio took exception to the farewell column written by former Joplin Globe editor Edgar Simpson before he left that position to become chief of staff for newly-elected Attorney General Marc Dann.
In that farewell column, Simpson wrote:

"Going to the dark side is not an easy thing. I found it only mildly amusing when some newsroom wag immediately started a pool on when I would be indicted."

That portion of his column was printed in the Sunday edition of the Dayton Daily News.

Apparently, whoever is handling publicity for Dann also got off to a rocky start, according to the article, which notes "The first two press releases issued last week each contained errors — including the misspelling of the judge's name who swore Dann, a Democrat, into office."


Anonymous said...

Put me down for March 2008 and Ed out of a job by June 2008.

Anonymous said...

Christ, what is it about newspaper people that they feel they need to do these worthless farewell columns. When real people get new jobs or retire, they don't feel the need for sappy farewells. I don't understand why they feel the rest of us care. And it's always the same B.S. "I've covered so many interesting things, and met so many interesting people, and this community will always have a special place in my heart...blah blah blah." You know, the guy who pulls the guts out of turkeys for a living met a lot of interesting people while he worked at Butterball, too. I doubt he gives everyone hugs and kisses goodbye when he gets promoted to the deboning line. You're leaving, and that's fine. If we miss you, we'll get in touch.