Another day and another sacking (well suspension with an inevitable ending), this time from a doyen of high ethics, a trained journalist, Daniel P. Finney, a former writer with USA Today, the Des Moines Register and the Omaha World-Herald, and until last week, an employee of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who specialized in youth and culture, reviewing books, comics and DVD releases, as well as the occasional feature profile.
Despite hiding behind a pseudonym, he made little attempt to hide many aspects of his life on the blog, including lengthy passages about his job as a features writer.
According to the Riverfront Times, the posts took “frequent, thinly veiled potshots against his employer and co-workers”
The paper reports that he also wrote about stories he was working on for the paper;
“Today was an absolute abomination. It began unwillingly at 7:30 a.m. when I was forced from my sweet, gentle slumber to go to work on a hideously lame story involving Santa Claus and the Hard Rock Cafe.”