Mike Raffety Quits Newspaper – Abrupt and Unexpected End Comes Without Explanation
Only days after a scathing response by the citizens over a published piece of Hate speech that included a denial of the Holocaust, the Editor of the Mountain Democrat in Placerville, CA paper quits without explanation.
Although the paper contains two different stories about Rafferty that cover his background and his relation to the paper and local notables over 37 years at the paper, in the 3,000 words, never does the paper or Raffety himself give a real reason for his abrupt end at the newspaper.
The two stories are just what would be expected when a long time editor leaves, but what is not said speaks volumes. In the 3,000 words of the two stories it never says if the unexpected end of his job was his choice. The two stories about him are glowing but never do they explain WHY he is leaving. If you just read the stories without reading the words “retirement” you would come away with the feeling you had just read the reason’s why Mike is NOT leaving.
Absent is any explanation, any future plans, not even the disclaimer, “I have been here a long time and I am moving forward…” A notable silence, as if he had not yet had time to think of an answer to what he will be doing next besides a couple of local meetings and an annual painting. His boss’s statement, Foy McNaughton, was nearly curt, “The McNaughton family wishes him all the best in retirement.”
The stories do touch on his deep friendships in the county.
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