Everybody in the newspaper business is getting laid off. Even Rick Redfern.
Redfern, the fictional investigative reporter in Gary Trudeau’s Doonesbury comic strip, is getting canned by the Washington Post after 33 years on the job, according to a story line that debuted in the strip this week.
He’s one of the lucky ones, Redfern’s editor tells him in today’s edition: at least he’s getting a severance package. See the whole thing here (click on the image to make it bigger):