Ehrlich: ‘Lay Off Sun’s Hard-Left, Intolerant Editorial Board’
Commenting today on the Sun newspaper’s latest 100 job cuts, former Republican Former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said he was sorry to see seasoned reporters losing their jobs.
Instead, Ehrlich said on his WBAL talk show, that he would have preferred to see the Tribune-owned newspaper lay off members of the Sun’s “hard-left, intolerant editorial board!”
While the Sun would not identify which members of its editorial staff it laid off, it did release the following statement:
We achieved our workforce reduction goal, with the vast majority of the staff reductions coming from attrition, open positions and voluntary separations. A small number of involuntary separations did occur. These actions were across the Baltimore Sun Media Group and its various departments, including The Sun newsroom. We will not comment on specific numbers by department or individuals in the company. However, we did work to minimize the number of involuntary separations and to ensure that The Sun will continue to provide award winning coverage and serve readers. Across the entire Baltimore Sun Media Group there are more than 300 news gathering employees, the largest staff by far in the state of Maryland.
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