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Killing The Messenger: My Final Days Working at a Disaster

Posted on AllSides February 4th, 2024
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A text time-stamped 1:19 a.m. early Wednesday read, “I think it’s over, man.” It was a Los Angeles–based colleague at The Messenger. He’d received an unanticipated direct deposit and the sum totaled his unused vacation days. I guess in addition to good weather they have some solid labor laws in California. In New York City, I was laid off without additional pay. Plus it was raining.

When I tell you I was the film critic and a senior entertainment writer for The Messenger, you’ll have to take me at my word....

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