Thursday, December 18, 2014

No blood in ants

For newspapers, the phrase "up for sale" is now equivalent to the phrase "buying the farm." You can only be truly up for sale when there are, you know, buyers -- so it looks like Seattle will be a one newspaper town. I love what the Seattle Post-Intelligencer managing editor told his reporters -- not exactly "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" material: "If this is going on — and I don't know that it is — it's going on at a level that's far above me, and nobody has seen fit to clue me in. I think it's a bunch of rumor. You look at the state of this business — it wouldn't surprise me if something was going on, but I have no knowledge of what that something is."

No blood in ants



For newspapers, the phrase "up for sale" is now equivalent to the phrase "buying the farm." You can only be truly up for sale when there are, you know, buyers -- so it looks like Seattle will be a one newspaper town.

I love what the Seattle Post-Intelligencer managing editor told his reporters -- not exactly  "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" material:

"If this is going on — and I don't know that it is — it's going on at a level that's far above me, and nobody has seen fit to clue me in. I think it's a bunch of rumor. You look at the state of this business — it wouldn't surprise me if something was going on, but I have no knowledge of what that something is."
 
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