@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.
Good luck to Karl.