My Nomination for New OC Register Publisher




The July 22 edition of the Orange County Register reports that current publisher Terry Horne is retiring and moving to Arizona. According to the story he held this job since 2007. While the Register has in the minds of some become the paper that loves to report on what jobs pay and what kind of golden parachute and retirement pay people receive, no such information about this job or Mr. Horne is included in the story. A sad oversight, I am sure.

The article reports that the Register’s parent company, Freedom Communications, will conduct a nationwide search for a successor. Does this mean that current Register employees need not apply? If so, Freedom sure seems to be overlooking all that in house talent.

There is one particular stellar candidate that readers of the Register over the years know well, especially the 5% or less of the readership that peruses the editorial and opinion pages. He has a mind like a steel trap; he is bright, tenacious and quickly dismisses any view that is not in step with his own and he never, never gives up. He has enlightened the Register readership over the years with his well reasoned perspective on a narrow range of subjects. He is the Don Quixote of journalism.

What better person to apply his superior capabilities in the role of Publisher, and continue this newspaper’s slide toward the cliff of irrelevance? In the spirit of no good deed should go unpunished, I nominate Mr. Steven Greenhut!


About Over But Not Out

A retired Orange County employee, and moderate Republican. The editor seriously does not know OBNO's identity as did not the former editor, but his point of view is obviously interesting and valued.