State Rep. Jason Brodeur’s legislative aide cheers newspaper’s layoffs

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You know what’s fun? Taking joy in somebody else losing their job, answers Jim Stratton of the Orlando Sentinel.

At least that appears to be the mindset of Jon Yapo, a legislative assistant for state House Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford. As my colleague Scott Maxwell noted in a recent post, Yapo was reveling in the news that the Sentinel may lay off some its copy editors and designers.

Yapo, posting on Twitter, gave a few fist pumps celebrating the news and wrote that the folks who might lose their jobs are “liberal pieces of [expletive deleted] who make my life a personal hell.”

Yeah, those copy editors — always imposing their socialist views about grammar — and those designers — always laying out pages favoring the left side — those are nasty people. Enemies of the state. Their families too.

Continue reading Stratton’s post here.

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