A long time ago a friend related the story of a little boy and a catfish.
“Catfish, as you know,” my friend wrote, “are extremely lively and can be dangerous. Well, this little boy one day was attempting to clean this catfish and the catfish finned the little boy.
” ‘Hold still, little catfish,’ the boy yelled. ‘I ain’t going to do nothing but gut you.’ “
It’s that story that comes to mind almost every day when I read the newest release from a newspaper telling about the latest cuts in staff and in space.
Hold still, little newspaper, we ain’t going to do nothing but gut you.
It’s also the story that comes to mind every time I read a column by an editor or a statement by a publisher telling readers that we are slicing and dicing staff and space, but we are going to give you a better newspaper. Read more