Saturday, March 12, 2011

More on

Thanks to Ed, late of, we have news about the layoffs here. has even more in depth here. I love the description of "Kontent King Tony" and his avoidance of discussing the profitability of

As one who sat through way too many of Tony's meetings, I can only tell you he is a first rate spinmeister. Problem is, no one ever believes the spin.

Clearly the ship is taking on water. With the management team assembled anyone should have seen this coming.

Remember this was going to be a website like no other, it was going to define the new journalism, according to those who started it. Well, let's hope not.


Edward Vielmetti said...

There is a post at

with some details.

Ruth said...

Feel free to comment on this "article," which was written by someone who is a community member, but it did force Tony Dearing to respond:

Jim of L-Town said...

Looks like it wasn't posted until today after other sites had posted.

But thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

OK, I think I've got this sorted out, but please correct me if anything's wrong: A) Tony whacks 14 or so employees of, and B) Tony states he's really pleased with the growth in readership and revenue at

Anonymous said...

After this latest failure, I'm sure Tony will be moving on ... Or promoted.

He is a first class fool. Ed, I'm sure you will scooped up soon. Good luck to you.

Jim of L-Town said...

I don't mind strong criticism, but let's not start the name calling.

inky said...

For Tony's newly tweaked, I'd like to see an "in-depth" story on how the top three deciders retain their jobs in the wake of such an obvious critical and commercial bust.

Judge Judy said...

Dear Tony:

Don't pee on my shoes and then tell me it's raining.