Can Pruitt do for the Associated Press what he did for McClatchy Newspapers?


In retrospect, I wish I'd at least told the dude to move his butt off my table.

Several years ago, while I was at a journalism convention and manning the booth for the News & Observer, a man I didn't know walked up and imperiously perched on the side of the table at which I sat talking to prospective job applicants.

Before I could pointedly tell him where else he could go sit, a co-worker came up and introduced the man as Gary Pruitt, CEO of McClatchy Newspapers.