The ‘hellacious’ newsroom layoff memo

An editor at the Los Angeles Times tried to give staffers a pep talk after the latest round of layoffs. It’s … unorthodox.

• Gen. George S. Patton’s speech to the U.S. Third Army on the eve of D-Day;

• William Wallace’s “They may take our lives, but they will never our freedom” battlefield address;

• House Speaker John Boehner’s “knock the sh*t out of them” pep talk to his Republican caucus last week.

Will a recent motivational memo join this list?

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