Schadenfreude Alert: Caryn McBride Gets the Pink Slip

 

You don’t remember Caryn? She is was the editor of the Rockland County Journal Register who decided, in the wake of Newtown, that outing legal gun owners was the responsible thing to do. The paper then published the names and addresses of every registered gun owner in Rockland and Westchester counties in New York via an interactive map. Sure, you remember now. Gun owners weren’t pleased because they became targets for thieves looking for firearms. Non-gun owners weren’t pleased because burglars knew the houses to knock over where they’d be less likely to meet serious resistance. At least one burglary was tied to the printed list. Figuring turnabout is fair play, competitor rocklandtimes.com printed Journal Register employees’ addresses and contact info. Threats against the paper caused its publisher to hire armed guards. Under withering criticism, the paper finally pulled the map . . .

Two months ago, the White Plains-based newspaper admitted that the information it published was badly outdated. The paper acknowledged many people had a dot on their house, indicating there was a gun permit at that address, even though they didn’t own a gun.

Oops.

Now wnd.com is reporting that McBride was among a group of Journal Register employees tossed by publisher Janet Hasson in yet another dead tree publication bloodletting. No one’s saying whether or not the address kerfuffle – which made the Journal Register a target of ridicule from coast to coast – played into the decision to can her. But it couldn’t have helped.

In these difficult times when job can be scarce, particularly in print media, maybe the Armed Intelligentsia will want to take up a collection to help Ms. McBride through this difficult time. Or not.

comments

  1. avatar great unknown says:

    Don’t worry about her. Within 24 hours this apparatchik will be working for some Democrat political group.

    1. avatar Venator Magnus says:

      AKA The New York Times, which, incidentally, also runs President Obama’s teleprompter.

      1. avatar Adub says:

        I so wish we could hack his TelePrompTer. Like Ron Burgundy, he will read anything you type.

        “Go f*ck yourself, America.”

    2. avatar Pauline D. Rosenberger says:

      my friend’s aunt makes $83 hourly on the laptop. She has been unemployed for eight months but last month her payment was $13781 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more… C­A­ℕ­9­9.C­O­M

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        My friend’s aunt makes $83 hourly giving lap dances, so there.

        1. avatar Kelly in GA says:

          Aren’t you an OFWG, Ralph? Which would make your friend’s aunt really old. And probably saggy. Gross. ;-P

        2. avatar Russ Bixby says:

          An aunt can be younger than her nephews and nieces.

          OFWGs can have younger friends.

          Dawn Wells did a Playboy centerfold while in her sixties.

          Never ass-u-me anything…

      2. avatar Roscoe says:

        So “Pauline”, that means your friend’s aunt does it on the laptop at least 166 times a month, or 39 times a week.

        That’s truly a lotta’ goo!

      3. avatar Jus Bill says:

        The aunt’s name is Caryn McBride.

    3. avatar DDay says:

      Nope. She’ll be cleaning my toilet after I go on a mexican food binge.

  2. avatar Mark N. says:

    We could have a fund raiser and send her a pink pistol….

    1. avatar Gtfoxy says:

      Excellent!

      Then she’d have dot, I like it.

  3. avatar Bob says:

    Or we all sh!t in ziplock’s and mail them to her?
    I bet you can fit a lot of scat in a flat rate box.
    I do suppose its all illegal stuff to mail scat to people. Shame that.

    1. avatar Mike says:

      Why limit yourself to human feces?

      http://poopsenders.com/

  4. avatar VaqueroJustice says:

    See if she will write for ttag.
    See how she likes her anti gun take on things edited and sent back
    until it is pro gun.
    Heck, enough of that, and maybe she will reflexively start writing with a pro gun tone.
    Make her one of us…one of us…one of us…one of us…
    Or not. 🙂

    1. avatar Bob H says:

      Is it legal to assimilate people?

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Resistance is futile.

        1. avatar Gyufygy says:

          Lower your firewalls and surrender your passwords.

  5. avatar William says:

    [Nelson Muntz voice]:
    HA-HA!!!

  6. avatar mediocrates says:

    yea, she’ll be Hillary’s campaign director in no time….

  7. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

    Roses are red, violet’s are blue,
    Karma’s a bitch, this one’s for you.
    The stunt you pulled, enraged the whole nation
    Hope you are enjoying your extended vacation.

    1. avatar Greg in Allston says:

      Right on Man. Where would humanity be without poetry? Or poetic justice?

    2. avatar bontai Joe says:

      I really like your poem, it says in a nice way exactly what I was thinking, except your version didn’t need to be censored like my version was gonna need.

  8. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Cry me a river.

  9. avatar John says:

    To be fair and transparent here is there contact information as well

    Cynthia R. Lambert (aka CynDee Royle)
    Executive Editor, The Journal News/LoHud.com.
    Address: 17 McBride Ave., White Plains, NY 10603
    Phone: 914-948-9388,
    Email: croyle@lohud.com
    Twitter: @croyle1

    Caryn McBride,
    Rockland Editor of the Journal News.
    Work number: 845-578-2434,
    Email: camcbride@lohud.com,
    Home number: 914-954-3412
    (Three addresses listed in Bronxville and Yonkers)

    Janet Hasson,
    Publisher, The Journal News/LoHud.com.
    Address: 3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543.
    Phone: 914-694-5204, 248-594-2197,
    Email: jhasson@lohud.com

    Gannett CEO,
    Gracia C. Martore,
    Address: 728 Springvale Rd.,
    Great Falls, VA 22066, Phone: 703-759-5954

    Feel free to contact them if you have any questions about there views

    Source http://www.rocklandtimes.com/2012/12/27/6612/

  10. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Good. I hope she enjoys her 99 weeks of unemployment insurance.

  11. avatar Greg in Allston says:

    So bye, bye Ms. Caryn McBride
    You got the boot, what a hoot
    Did you think you could hide?
    Us good ol’ boys took you for a bad ride
    Thinkin’ this will be the day that you die
    Knowin’ this will be the day that you die

  12. avatar Andy says:

    Couldn’t have happened to someone deserving it more.Be prepared and ready.Keep your powder dry.

  13. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Good.

    With the pool of cushy jobs for journalists and editors rapidly dwindling, news like this going through the newspaper industry serves as warning that there are real consequences to pulling these stunts.

  14. Total Nelson Muntz moment.

  15. avatar Anonymous says:

    This is why it is important not to register your guns – Because you become a target on a map. A target to criminals looking to take your weapons and a target to liberal progressives looking to take your weapons.

  16. avatar TSgt B says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah (breathing) hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!

  17. avatar GS650G says:

    I’ve got a job for Caryn but it doesn’t have anything to do with print media.

  18. avatar Joseph B Campbell says:

    I am sure some apolitical rag will pick her up and put that genius for destruction to good work.

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      If it’s the same job I was thinking of, she will need knee pads, and a fresh lipstick

  19. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Next stop, Wonkette.

  20. avatar Carlos U. says:

    The good news for her is I hear you can make $83 hourly working on a laptop.

  21. avatar Carlos U. says:

    The good news for her is I hear you can make eighty-three bucks an hour by using a laptop!

  22. avatar isac p says:

    she knows that targeting law abiding gun owners is still a safe act.

  23. avatar NWGlocker says:

    “In these difficult times when job can be scarce, particularly in print media, maybe the Armed Intelligentsia will want to take up a collection to help Ms. McBride through this difficult time. Or not.”

    Not

  24. avatar WI Patriot says:

    Karma is a bitch, and so is Caryn McBride…

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