Marine Corps drops PR rep for referring to RIMPAC as SNOOZEPAC on blog

Military Times
The annual Rim of the Pacific exercise -- called RIMPAC -- has thousands of sailors and Marines participating in 38 days of nation-building and joint operations off the coast of Hawaii. Military blogger Gina DiNicolo (left) -- in Hawaii for RIMPAC, and working for the Marine Corps -- called it SNOOZEPAC and said it's "38 days of too many visitors gorging themselves on foreign and U.S. naval delicacies." She lost her job.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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