PD Boss Heading Out

Cleveland.com reports that Plain Dealer editor Doug Clifton will retire on June 1, exactly seven years after he took the job. You can read Clifton's statement to his staff here, and Publisher Terrence C.Z. Egger's statement here. Or, if prepared statements make you want to throw a stapler at your own head, you can read about the recent decline of The PD here, and about Clifton's legacy of sitting on really important stories here. -- Joe P. Tone