Monday, April 13, 2009

The "Guild is here for You!"

April 10, 2009
Sylvester,

Our local's Executive Committee discussed your termination last night at their monthly meeting। They were shocked to hear that the P-D had fired you for allegedly violating their ethics policy and, after hearing the facts of the case, were pissed off beyond words.

The E.C. voted unanimously to appeal your case to arbitration and, as soon as we talk again, we can discuss that in more detail (so give me a call ASAP).
You're a really caring and decent person। Don't let this setback do anything to change that, and know that your Guild is here for you.

Stay strong.

Shannon Duffy / Business Representative
St. Louis Newspaper Guild
(314) 241-7046

6 comments:

Ripper McCord said...

No greater ruin and shame has ever afflicted the Post-Dispatch than its current owners and management. They have brought a once-proud newspaper to its knees,

Pete said...

Thank you Post Dispatch. Thank you for ridding yourself of a angry, racist and disgusting journalist. Sylvester you are the only reason I allowed my subscribtion to expire. As of April 14, 2009 I am back and excited about picking up a paper that doesn't allow a guy an arena for discussion while picking up kickbacks. Pete Willenborg

Naomi said...

Sylvester, I was shocked and dismayed to hear this news. I am sure the truth will prevail. Stay strong.

Joan said...

Sylvester, shame, shame on them. Please keep up the blog until you land somewhere new. If you have a new email, please post it so that people know how to contact you. Sad day in St. Louis, sad day in newspaper history. You have friends and fans. God speed.

Dan Martin said...

Oh Pete. Your vocabulary and use of the English language gives me the impression that you have a reasonable intelligence level (although you should really use "an" before a word that starts with a vowel). So I find it quite alarming that you read the same text I do and are able to come to a conclusion to label Sylvester a "racist".

rac⋅ism
   /ˈreɪsɪzəm/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [rey-siz-uhm] Show IPA
–noun
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

Angry? Maybe. Disgusting? Now that is an opinion that you are entitled to have and I will respect that. But racist? Please do not throw unfounded accusations. Your ignorance does you a disservice.

Sylvester Brown, Jr. said...

Hey, Joan, I can be reached at this e-mail address: sylvesterbrown@sylvesterbrownjr.com
I'll find a way to make it clearer on this blog