If you haven't read it, check out the story on "newspaperdeathwatch.com" about the LA Times editor who resigned his position rather than oversee the destruction of his own newsroom.
Now that's a real editor!
Here's a part of the story to get you started:
No Quiet on Western Front: Latest on ‘L.A. Times’ Uproar - Editor & Publisher, Jan. 22, 2008[E&P tries to figure out what really happened at the Los Angeles Times, where editor James O’Shea abruptly resigned this week. Publisher David Hiller called O’Shea’s exit after only 14 months a mutual decision, but reports of O’Shea’s speech to the newsroom indicates it was anything but. The EIC was reportedly asked to cut $7 million from his budget, which sparked a confrontation that led to his firing. Media-watchers are wondering what this says about new owner Sam Zell’s commitment to editorial quality. -Ed.]
Any editor who would stand by and participate in the destruction of his/her own newsroom does not deserve the title of editor.