@BostonPhoenix Succombs To Their Corporate Advertising Overlords And Fails At Life Again

So the Boston Phoenix just fired one of their staffers for making fun of Bud Light in a comic strip.

I mean, what the hell @BostonPhoenix.

I get it.. You guys need to make a living. Advertising fuels your paychecks and you need pay your bills.

But I mean, aren’t you an alt-weekly? Don’t you have Faraone publishing diatribe after diatribe slamming corporate policy and corruption and blah blah blah..

Yet, when a satirical and talented comic book artist pokes fun at one of your major streams of revenue, and presumably that pussy-hurt, Brazilian/Belgian-pretending-to-be-American, rice beer brewing, shitty marketing anyway, beer company complains – you fire the kid. No warning, just the axe.

What happened to loyalty? What happened to standing up for the little guy?

I don’t know.. maybe you saved ten jobs by cutting one.

Either way, you’ve proved the irrelevance of the print media model to me once again.

Whatever.

Good luck to Karl.

 

One Response to “@BostonPhoenix Succombs To Their Corporate Advertising Overlords And Fails At Life Again”

  1. DJ ON&ON Says:

    Shouldn’t the editor be fired too?
    Karl has to submit a weekly strip, but doesn’t someone have to clear it?

    I was “let go” from Jamn for allegedly having bottles of vodka in the studio…sucks to be fired, but at least it wasn’t over a bitch ass can of Bud-Light.

    Hold ya head, Karl.

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