The Newspaper Business Is Brutal

I don't know the interest level here, but Richie Whitt, the lead sportswriter for the Dallas Observer, just announced that he is no longer the lead sportswriter for the Dallas Observer. In fact, they've let him go altogether. And it sounds like it came with no warning. Ouch.

He was a long time Star-Telegram writer before moving to his last gig, and I've always thought he was the best one around. Plus, he was a Liberally Lean fan.

He still has his radio jog with The Hammer on The Fan but, heck, radio may be a more dicey business than the written media. (And for you Ticket fans, if you've never read his article on the divorce of The Hammer from The Ticket, it's a must read.)