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No, it’s not the title of Al Franken’s newest book. It’s the assessment by John Carroll, former editor of the Baltimore Sun and the Los Ange…

No, it’s not the title of Al Franken’s newest book. It’s the assessment by John Carroll, former editor of the Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Times — two papers being burnt down by Tribune Co. to save them. Carroll told The (Maryland) Daily Record:

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  1. I truly agree with Caroll's statement. Companies find ways to minimize their cost by laying off employees. They forgot to consider that it might affect their output as a team (company).

  2. Debbie McDaniel Monday, June 8, 2009

    It's sad that so many good journalists are gone leaving, at some newspapers, the dregs. I used to read the NY Times and WP religiously but they became Bush cheerleaders and forgot what real journalism is. If I have to read one more story with only unamed or anonymous sources, I think I'll scream. If reporters are too lazy to actually ferret out somebody who will speak for the record, how much credibility do they have? If reporters only give a he said she said story and leave it up to the reader to figure out the real facts their credibility slips a bit more. And when reporters inject their politics or opinions into thier story it becomes an op ed, not a news story. So I can't conjure up much sympathy for the U.S. news media. They shot themselves in the foot and now nobody seems to care enough to hand them a bandaid.

  3. Vincent Schodolski Tuesday, June 9, 2009

    I don't think that there is any excuse for someone like Zell to come along and usurp the hard work generations of honest journalists have done. I hope there is some way where all of us who still believe in the honesty of our profession to take to the barricades. I see signs of hope, but they are dim thus far. TO THE BARRICADES..

    Vince Schodolski
    Formerly of the Chicago Tribune

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