The Clarion-Ledger has bravely dragged Ku Klux Klan members to justice, no doubt at great risk to its own reporters and editors. So, it was pretty discouraging when I searched the paper's website today, and found zilch about last week's layoff of 20 Clarion-Ledger employees -- right there in Jackson. Was the number too low to meet a self-imposed threshold for such news? Not likely, given today's story about 25 layoffs at the Ameristar casino-hotel -- a full 45 miles away, in Vicksburg:
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(Confidential to Publisher Larry Whitaker: You may win a President's Ring from Corporate for stuff like this. But you'll be a weenie in the eyes of your employees. Plus, how do you think the Jackson business community feels about such selective reporting?)
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[Image: today's Clarion-Ledger, Newseum]