The poorly researched article you published by Bob Roehr suggesting there is “blood on the floor” at Window Media and the Washington Blade is riddled with errors and was written without any calls for comment to our company, William Waybourn or any of the other individuals alleged to have been terminated.
The article’s only named source is a blog post by a part-time web uploader that included speculation about the events of his workday, along with his plan to eat chicken piccata that evening. That blog was not based on access to the actual facts surrounding William’s departure. The blog’s author has since apologized to William and the company for the misunderstandings the post has caused. Our company has released a joint statement with William that explains his departure.
I was very disappointed when Matthew Hennie, the long-time editor of Southern Voice, let me know last month that he was leaving us for a position outside journalism. I have enjoyed our working relationship of almost eight years and have the utmost respect for him. The decision to leave was entirely Matt’s and was not at all related to William’s departure or any other changes at Window Media. I wish him all success.
There have been no reductions in the editorial staff of any Window Media publication, and there are no plans for such a reduction. We remain committed to serving our readers with accurate, well-researched and balanced journalism.
Exec. V.P. of Editorial
Window Media LLC