July 8th, 2009 By | News | Posted In: Media, Financial Crisis, Business

Enquirer Layoffs: Bronson Is Gone


It's true: Arch-conservative Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Peter Bronson has been laid off.

Earlier today, Bronson posted a message on his blog, Bronson Is Always Right, bidding farewell to his readers. It was posted under the headline, "Unemployment Statistics Increase -- Including Me." The item was posted at 4:54 p.m. but appears to have been later scrubbed from the Web site by newspaper management.

Here's a cached copy of Bronson's entry:

I got the bad news today.

The Enquirer is making deep and painful job cuts, and this time my name made the list, along with many other fine Enquirer employees.

I could see it coming, but it did not make it any easier. But I will leave knowing I was truly blessed to have such a great job in such a wonderful town for so long. The Enquirer has been very good to me.

So has Cincinnati. During the 17 years since I came here from Arizona, I have learned to love Cincinnati. The people I have met have been the most friendly, true and decent folks I have met anywhere.

I hope to have more to say in a longer goodbye in my print column on Friday. But these things have a way of getting around, and I did not want to be scooped on my own story.

I will miss all of you on this blog.

Well, nearly everyone. There are one or two who are probably celebrating this news, who have often said they were hoping I would lose my job. I won't miss that. But for everyone else:

It's been a fun ride. Vaya con Dios

And there you have it.

07.08.2009 at 10:15 Reply
Ridiculous. He didn't even say anything defamatory. Don't hold your breath for that column.


07.08.2009 at 11:32 Reply
Good riddance. It couldn't have happened to a nicer @sshole. Bet that Petey wished that he had himself some of that socialized healthcare now.


07.09.2009 at 10:29
Well that's not very nice...Hitler-stash.


07.10.2009 at 01:18 Reply
Sorry about your luck Bronson. Take this time to reevaluate your politics and your hatred of brown people. Shame on you for even using Spanish in your blog sign off. Maybe you can get a job washing Rick Jones' cop cars.


07.10.2009 at 11:40 Reply
Peter is an OK guy but his arguments are perennially flawed by his inability to construct a logical argument. He's a "sentiment is not an argument" guy if ever I read one. His hackery alone should have doomed him long ago. Maybe this will be a rebuilding year for the Enquirer?