Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

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Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?
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  • In today’s issue of Santa Barbara Newspress, there's what looks like a misprinted word. So inappropriate and unprofessional.

  • Did anyone else see the word "Faggoat" published under a writer's name in the News-Press this morning? Hoping it's an unfortunate mistake!

  • This is beyond inappropriate! How does this get past the editor and what professional news press would do this to their accomplished employee. No matter who wrote that at SBNP, it's not funny or a joke. And it's Christmas! Beyond disgusted right now.

 

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shorebird Dec 27, 2017 09:27 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

Did someone actually lose their job? “Immediate and swift action” could be a bad performance review. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk.

PamSB Dec 27, 2017 12:10 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

KEYT just posted: The paper waited until Wednesday to issue a statement regarding the incident, in which they say: In Monday's News-Press, one of our employees changed another employee's byline to reflect an offensive slur. The News-Press has taken immediate and swift action with this employee; we do not tolerate any form of harassment in the workplace. We apologize to our readers. The editor's note can be found at the bottom of page A3 of Wendesday's newspaper...

a-1531972683 Dec 27, 2017 09:34 AM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

Can't believe anyone would think those were typed inadvertently. I teach keyboarding and even my youngest typists would not make a mistake like that! Noticed that the News Press story was removed from the Noozhawk site, is there a connection between those two?

a-1531972683 Dec 26, 2017 10:11 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

The connection to Twitler here is the attitude some people have that facts are malleable to suit one's opinion, and that insulting someone is a new societal norm, and no big deal. How could anyone believe that *two* typos occurred on two *different* lines of text, and each one just happened to form a slur? Incredible.

Tran Farkenton Dec 26, 2017 08:42 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

I say, who cares. Everyone's gotta be up in arms about something. Drink some eggnog and smoke a cigar and shut off your Twitter.

a-1531972683 Dec 27, 2017 11:58 AM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

" Mistakes are made. Time to move on and stop thinking the worst." It obviously wasn't a mistake. If you don't know that this was an intentional slur, you aren't thinking at all.

a-1531972683 Dec 26, 2017 01:59 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

I'm sure Paul is laughing the whole things off, and having a big laugh over beers/wings with the person or persons who entered the typos. I once responded to an email about about appropriate clothing to wear for an interview at a law firm in New York City, and I wrote "business slut" (instead of business suit). Another time I sent a text message to a dear friend, I created my own acronym for "Good For You" - which was "GFY".....which, as it turns out, unbeknownst to me, already stood for a filthy saying. Mistakes are made. Time to move on and stop thinking the worst.

a-1531972683 Dec 26, 2017 12:03 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

You honestly believe that not one but TWO homophobic slurs in two lines are random typos? Come on, use some common sense, that is laughable. I think a few commenters here are over the top in their reactions, but there is absolutely no way this was an accident. Get your head out of the sand. I hope for Paul's sake that this was a joke amongst friends that slipped through the cracks and not a personal attack on him.

a-1531972683 Dec 26, 2017 10:42 AM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

Wow some of you people are nutz! What does this have to do w/ Trump? Like this kind of thing never ever happened ever before, during Obama's reign or any one else's? We are more liberal now then we've ever been - which isn't all good either. Not only that, none if you know if this was a joke sanctioned by Gonzalez as a joke or to get attention - and if so, it sure worked many of y'all sure got your panties in a bunch over this.

a-1531972683 Dec 27, 2017 11:59 AM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

" It would also be extremely unlikely that a Trump supporter was responsible for this as well, which makes no sense at all." It's extremely likely, and makes sense to intelligent people.

a-1531972683 Dec 26, 2017 11:23 AM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

Gonzalez probably did not "sanction" the changing of his name to what my perceived as outrageously offensive, but as my father used to say, "You never know what people will do - sometimes it's unbelievable....and then you find out the truth." It would also be extremely unlikely that a Trump supporter was responsible for this as well, which makes no sense at all.

a-1531972683 Dec 26, 2017 09:43 AM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

I agree with THEREALBEBE in that everybody needs to write to Yolanda Apodaca at the NP and demand action on this outrageous incident followed by a front page statement and other media outlets by Wendy. Here you go - a quick copy/paste for the address: apodaca@newspress.com

sbbulldog Dec 26, 2017 09:07 AM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

It doesn't surprise me that the poorly conceived, poorly staffed, and truly poorly owned NP is a mess. It's sad that Santa Barbara's NP is polically oriented in a way that doesn't reflect the local population. It once was a good paper. It's been years since.

Bird Dec 26, 2017 08:34 AM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

Paul Gonzalez is a very good reporter who often covers the courts and crime news. Whoever did this should be fired and whoever(s) responsible in the proofreading department should be docked pay for that day.

oceandrew Dec 26, 2017 09:16 AM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

BEACHGUY are you referring to the content of the NP or what the oligarch in chief says about anything that isn't praising him?

a-1531972683 Dec 25, 2017 10:28 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

Let's see how this plays out. Team Wendy has a history of trying to "set up" workers with bogus accusations. This was one of the strategies used to fire newsroom employees after they voted 33-6 for union representation.

Kew Dec 25, 2017 08:50 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

Yes, this is truly reprehensible. How did this happen, you ask? Well, my guess is that it was Christmas Eve at the SBNP and the majority of full-timers got the day off. On Christmas Eve, the crew was probably made up of newer employees and interns. Obviously, someone in the backshop seemed not to be able to work without adult supervision. By the way, proofers usually don't read "by lines." The "offender" needs to be called on the SBNP carpet, apologize to Mr. Gonzalez, be given sensitivity training, then shown the door! NOW! This is outrageous!

therealbebe Dec 25, 2017 05:32 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

I hope people are voicing this to the News-Suppress. Disgusting. Yolanda Apodaca is director of HR - email is her last name @newspress.com. I'll start there. Talk about a hostile work environment. I truly hope whoever is responsible for this is fired immediately. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, a**hole.

Odds Bodkin Dec 25, 2017 03:55 PM
Slur Printed in Santa Barbara Newspress?

Writer's real name is Paul Gonzalez. A cruel stunt on the typesetter that shouldn't have gotten past a proofer! BAH! HUMBUG!

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