Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The New Boss

It has to be unsettling for the guy trying to buy a group of newspapers to read the poor quality of reporting on something for which he has inside knowledge. Responding to question about his interest in buying four newly purchased newspapers from the McClatchey Company, Dean Singleton of MediaNews Group said the following.
"Never have I seen so many people write so many things they didn't know," he said, apparently referring to recent articles suggesting that he was close to buying three California papers and The Pioneer Press in St. Paul from Mr. Pruitt for $1 billion.
Ouch. One wonders if his reputation for cutting costs will be put to work where he knows the truth is in short supply. Reporters who lead the cheerleading for the 'worker friendly' Yucaipa Company might want to reconsider careers.


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