Saturday, March 21, 2009

"Some people think the Knight Ridder deal was bad for McClatchy... don't you believe it."

Just for fun, I'm posting this 2007 video where Gary Pruitt talks about how beneficial the Knight Ridder deal was for McClatchy. About 1:15 is where he says, "... Some people think the Knight Ridder deal was bad for McClatchy... don't you believe it."


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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like KRI has been holding MNI up......bein in finance I know our paper has been doing more than it's share and we were part of KRI. None the less, we are also sharing in the heavy, heavy cuts...way beyond what we should be if we were doing well. I remember our "GP (Gary Pruitt) Welcome Talk"..."MNI doesn't believe in holding on to poorly performing papers...we will try to help/solve the problem but will not hold on if problems can't be fixed". (Yea, right!) Also "You have a great paper here, very well run and MNI will NOT interfere so long as that profitability remains...in fact we want to learn from you" (Yea, right, right and right again!)

Be sure to ask all our former and newly unemployed if they remember the speech............Maybe you got the same one back when.

Anonymous said...

Thxs GP since I'm now unemployed I guess I've got to "Dig In". Once again Thxs GP for helping me "Dig In" LOL

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't he talk in simple terms with real meaning? The truth is simple. Bullshit is complicated.

All of them do that, why do they need to feel so self-important?

Anonymous said...

All of them do that, why do they need to feel so self-important?



Self-important is a job qualification in print journalism. Pru has a triple dose as he is a lawyer and a CEO, both of which require heavy doses of the same.

Anonymous said...

How can this guy show his face in public? I'd be sneaking in the back door at work (which he does) and never leaving my house at night.

Anonymous said...

It is just so satisfying to watch these arogant twits implode.

Have you noticed their self-indulgent, mental masturbation of how important they are to society?
Are you getting sick of it yet?

Just a few more days and 20% of them will be gone.

Just a few more months and the next batch of 20% will be gone.

By the end of 2010, all of the former McClatchy media (and the "liberal elite") will be joining the ranks of bloggers and be getting paid what they are worth.

Zilch.

Anonymous said...

Well, It amazes me how arrogant, too, the folks like 6:53 can be.

I'm no apologist for Gary Pruitt. Trust me, I agree he's made some bad decisions. And i believe he knows it ... every day.

But 6:53's world is almost nihilistic. Talk about latent hostility ... anger because of a sense of powerlessness, I guess. You wonder if he prefers a world reduced to a leaderless cabal -- a celebration of second-guessers and back-seat drivers.

I guess we'll see which "arrogant twits implode." It'll be interesting. Meantime, we witness from him cheap cliches and base thoughts, like imprecise criticisms of the "liberal elite" and charges of "self-indulgent mental masturbation."

Goodness.

Irrespective of whether Gary is doing the nasty deed, it seems 6:53 is self-indulgently getting his rocks off, too.

Pg1News said...

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.

Anonymous said...

...so that's why we're selling off a few more assets, farming out more of our operations and laying off a few more of you really great people. As Abraham Lincoln one said...blah, blah, blah..The Bee would have excoriated Mr. Lincoln too.

Anonymous said...

happy to see Purdy-boy Pruitt head down in flames - in the next two quarters. he's a deadman walking (I mean professionally, not personally.) I don;t wish him ill. or his family.
I hope he gets a part-time hourly job, no benefits, as most of u former KRI types have had to do. This turkey and Tony "Nepotism" Ridder and his evil son Par murdered two of the best franchises in newspapering.
I see them all outfitted in WalMart vests, collecting carts, having sore feet and wondering where all their big cool friends went.
Hope you have a long, long life Pruitt. There will be plenty of time to rue the damage you did, and to sit on the sidelines as you are now executive napalm.
Wish it was you, not me, in a cramped condo with a deduced lifestyle. I pray that one day it will be.

Anonymous said...

Want to "Thank" the SACBEE for Saturdays edition. It too had 3 more pictures of Messiah "O" in section one. As we don't know who this great one is, we appreciate the Bee keeping us on overload. Have all the photographers been let go??? I have some baby photos you can use to change the scene a bit.