Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gombossy Fired?

The New York Times has the most complete report on the contretemps between the Hartford Courant and George Gombossy, whose position at the Courant has been eliminated.

Gombossy, an employee at the Courant for 40 years, 3 as a consumer protection watchdog, insists he was let go because he had written a column critical of Sleepys, a mattress company that is a prime Courant advertiser.

The paper insists that Gombossy’s job was eliminated as a result of the paper’s reorganization involving Fox News. Gombosy has detailed his version of the events on his own blogsite “Connecticut Watchdog.”
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