Blessed are the paranoids

For they will be made aware of the Streisand Effect:

Christian book and music publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises fired 25 people on Thursday amid rumors the company plans to lay off most of its staff in favor of outsourcing work to the Philippines.

Tate Publishing President Ryan Tate said the company is opening an office in the Philippines, but denies there are any layoffs planned. He said the 25 workers who lost their jobs Thursday were terminated for breaching confidentiality agreements in their employment contracts after leaking rumors about the outsourcing.

Which rumors, of course, are now all over the Internet, hence all over the world, thanks to Tate’s efforts at damage control.

Although I’m willing to bet that Barbra Streisand never said anything this wacky:

“Good people are going to lose their jobs — it’s not fair,” Ryan Tate said in the recording. “It’s not right, but that’s the reality of the situation. Jesus himself is the perfect mix of mercy, grace and justice. I have probably failed you in that I have been a little too lenient and a little too on the side of mercy and grace and not on the side of justice.”

I’m sure he could make amends with, say, thirty pieces of silver.


  1. Ryan Tate »

    6 June 2012 · 9:37 am

    As originally reported at The Journal Record, thanks for properly sourcing your material:

  2. CGHill »

    6 June 2012 · 9:50 am

    Which link, of course, is in the opening sentence, but thank you for checking.

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