November 08, 2006

Farewell to Two Editors

Just a day after the very capable Dean Baquet was removed as editor of the Los Angeles Times, the news came today that Amanda Bennett, editor of my corporate overlords at the Philadelphia Inquirer, has stepped down. She will be replaced by Bill Marimow.

I hope this isn't a sign, but for the "Wire" watchers among you, you know that ineffective asshole who's the new head of the Major Crimes Unit? His name also is "Marimow."

UPDATE: Nope, not a coincidence: Marimow was formerly editor of the Baltimore Sun, where "Wire" creator David Simon used to be a reporter. But Simon denies Marimow the cop is based on Marimow the editor. I'll know whether or not this is true based upon whether the new editor institutes a "rip and run" strategy to combat declining circulation rates.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 8, 2006 01:51 PM
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