Following doomed media startup The Messenger’s spectacular flameout on Wednesday afternoon, journalists suddenly left without a job are calling owner Jimmy Finkelstein a “sociopath” for the “deliberately cruel” manner in which he handled the closure of the “centrist” news site.
The Daily Beast spoke with a dozen insiders and now-former employees about the final tumultuous days of The Messenger and the aftermath of its implosion. These sources asked for anonymity to speak freely, noting that they are now currently looking for jobs within the media industry.
After the bloodbath, one Messenger insider told The Daily Beast that “Finkelstein made sure the process was deliberately cruel to the staff.” Many staffers agreed with that notion.
Source: The Daily Beast
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