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Editor's Note: Radio Shack

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It is sometimes hard for us as newsmen to report stories that we know will prove damaging. Sometimes in our eagerness to report the truth, we inadvertently cross boundaries that we would otherwise be morally obliged not to cross.

In January and February of this year, this blog predicted the steady decline of the Radio Shack chain of electronics stores. We based our prediction on information gleaned from a haunted store in Canada. Our predictions soon spread to other news outlets.

It is due to one of these lapses of judgment that I must apologize to Radio Shack. Yesterday Radio Shack fired 400 of its employees by e-mail. Employees at the Fort Worth headquarters got messages Tuesday morning saying: "The work force reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated."

We here at NewsBlog 5000 cannot help but feel responsible for the downfall of this once unstoppable retail behemoth. We know this apology cannot make up for the ruin of their company, but we hope that in some small way, this softens the blow.

Dr. Ryan Maynard, Editor, NewsBlog 5000

I don't like "blogs"; they are stupid. And, your's is proof.

Look at how you negatively impacted RadioShack's stellar public image with your subtle subversion. You can personally thank yourself for those 400 jobs lost. It was you!

Take your blog and stuff it deep and painful!
Take your blog and stuff it deep and painful!

I use that same signature line on my emails.
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