Announced in the Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial page this morning:

Earlier this month [James A.] Bacon briefly joined the Editorial staff of The Times-Dispatch, hired by Bob Rayner, who is editor of the Editorial Pages. When Rayner announced earlier this week that he is retiring from the newspaper business, Bacon decided to leave the paper as well and devote his energies to maintaining Bacon’s Rebellion as one of Virginia’s sharpest websites devoted to assessing public policy. We’re glad he’s still part of the civic conversation. We hope to be able to publish columns by Bacon on a fairly regular basis in the opinion pages of the The Times-Dispatch.

I had been looking forward to working with Bob, who was an excellent editor and an articulate voice for civil and principled conservatism. With his unexpected retirement, my calculus changed, and I have resolved to redouble my efforts to build Bacon’s Rebellion into a credible conservative/libertarian voice in Virginia journalism.

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8 responses to “I’m Baaaack!”

  1. Steve Haner Avatar
    Steve Haner

    Okay, who had ten days in the pool?

  2. Sorry that the path forward did not occur as planned. At least you got some free publicity and the chance to provide the RTD with some articles. Best wishes.

  3. S. E. Warwick Avatar
    S. E. Warwick

    Welcome back from the dark side.

  4. The RTD’s loss is our gain, of course. But this sort of hybridization is among the only answers to print media cutbacks, and I was looking forward to seeing how it would evolve — plus, watching you break down the artificial distinctions drawn by VPAP.

  5. Welcome back!

  6. Peter Galuszka Avatar
    Peter Galuszka

    Did they offer you a buyout to get rid of you?

    1. A buyout — what a clever idea. Too bad I didn’t think about it.

      1. Reed Fawell 3rd Avatar
        Reed Fawell 3rd

        Good idea!

        Let’s buy the RTD. Given how they’re doing, we buy the whole kit and caboodle for, at the very most, a penny on every dollar.

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