Georgia native Robert Stacey McCain expresses disdain for the AJC and shock at Bob Barr’s blogging there:
The subsequent decline of the Atlanta papers was foreshadowed the day they announced that move (naming Rheta Grimsley Johnson as Lewis Grizzard’s successor – Buzz) in 1994. Perhaps other papers in the U.S. have lost more circulation or ad revenue, or laid off more of their staff. But all this has happened at the AJC during two decades when the Atlanta metropolitan area has experienced astronomical growth in population and wealth. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has declined for one reason and one reason only: It’s a lousy newspaper that gets worse every day.
Why Bob Barr would associate himself with such a third-rate publication is hard to understand. Maybe he should try to pitch his blog to the Marietta Daily Journal. Yeah, Otis Brumby is a tight-fisted tyrant, but at least he never foisted Rheta Grimsley Johnson on his readers.