From a Marcus Brauchli memo to employees of the ever-shrinking Washington Post, which just announced a new round of buyouts:
Today, we are announcing that we will offer a voluntary buyout to some Newsroom employees. Our objective is a limited staff reduction that won't affect the quality, ambition or authority of our journalism.
Of course, right? Why would fewer employees in a labor-intensive business possibly mean a diminution in quality, ambition or authority? Washington Post journalists, like all other journalists, are trained to mock spin like this.
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