Plain Dealer boss checking Facebook for disgruntled staffers’ comments? That’s news to the editor

Former Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz’s Facebook post:

I asked editor Debra Adams Simmons about this. Her response:

“No idea what this is about. Sounds like a manufactured controversy.”

What Schultz says: “I respect Debra and consider her to be a friend. I am not surprised by her response. The person who reached out to me is credible and did so out of concern for others who might be tempted to post on my wall, which is a public page.”

* Connie Schultz: “Heard from a reputable source tonight…” (
* Grief and grievances at the Plain Dealer (

Update: Read the comments about this on my Facebook page.