Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday May 11 -- Got news or an update?

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Anonymous said...

Members of former Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign reportedly devised a "doomsday" strategy over his affair with Rielle Hunter in which they would destroy his bid for office.

Looks like Osama had people in more than one camp. Imagine if Republicans had done something like that. Investigations and Special Prosecutors would be coming out of the woodwork.

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Anonymous said...

Why Does Hollywood Love Fidel Castro?

"Fidel Castro is a genius!" gushed Jack Nicholson after a visit with the Cuban F├╝hrer in 1998. "We spoke about everything," the actor rhapsodized further. "Castro is a humanist like President Clinton. Cuba is simply a paradise!" Jack Nicholson has been saying such things for years now. Many of his Hollywood cohorts follow suit.

"Socialism works. I think Cuba might prove that" (Chevy Chase).

"Castro is very selfless and moral, one of the world's wisest men" (Oliver Stone).

"If you believe in freedom, if you believe in justice, if you believe in democracy, you have no choice but to support Fidel Castro!" (Harry Belafonte).

"It was an experience of a lifetime to sit only a few feet away from him (Castro)" Kevin Costner.

"The eight most important hours of my life," Stephen Spielberg describing his dinner with Castro.

While holding up the book "Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant" on his TV show, Bill O'Reilly called these celebs "Hollywood pinheads."

But there might be more to these celebrity plugs for a tyrant who jailed more of his subjects than did Hitler or Stalin than the usual celebrity vacuity upstairs.

"My job was to bug their hotel rooms," says high-ranking Cuban intelligence defector Delfin Fernandez. "With both cameras and listening devices. Most people have no idea they are being watched while they are in Cuba. But their personal activities are filmed under orders from Castro himself."

And according to some sources, Havana, given the desperation of its brutalized and impoverished residents, has recently topped Bangkok as the world mecca for child sex.

Anonymous said...

GET ME A TISSUE, PINCHY RUN OUT OF TIMES (Sulzbeger family in the poor house)

SULZBERGERS' FIRM-BASED INCOME SLIPS TO $4.5M The Ochs-Sulzberger family since 1896 has run the venerable NY Times empire has now lost more than 86% of its fortune and may have to sell their controlling stake to get out of debt......about two dozen descendants had comfortable lifestyles, living on wealth valued as high as $425M....down to a paltry $4.5M, which could shrink even more.

Soaring losses amid a devastating media slump have drained corporate cash, pushed the company deeper into $1.3B debt and beckoned a stock vulture -- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, who bailed out the Times with a high-interest $250M loan that also threatens family control.

Just four months ago, the family trust lost its biggest single source of steady cash -- a 92-cent annual dividend paying nearly $ stock fortune also crashed from a high of $411.5M four years earlier to a low in February of just $30.8M, rendering it virtually useless to borrow against or pledge in other money-making ventures.

Eight family members work at the company or serve on its board, bringing in total annual paychecks of $4.5M -- currently the family's only reported source of company income -- down by nearly half in the last two years. The biggest breadwinner, Chairman Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger, 57, saw his $100,500 dividend checks disappear when dividends got canceled earlier this year.

His other compensation for running the company got slashed to $2.4M in 2008, down from $4.4M in 2006.

Anonymous said...

There must be something wrong with my monitor.

Usually it gets blurry when displaying sad stories such as this. For some reason, it’s prefectly clear.

It’s also perfectly clear to me that unbalanced liberalism doesn’t sell, even in NYC.

Anonymous said...

Suicide by bias.

Anonymous said...

What I loved about the NY Times article, was the part about Pinchy's descendants having comfortable lifestyles, living on wealth valued as high as $ down to a paltry $4.5M,... which could shrink even more.

Poetry, sheer poetry.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Carlos Slim can return a degree of honesty to NYT journalism.”

He’ll sell the building, sell every fixed asset the joint has, he will try to pay off the shareholders at 10 centavos to the dollar and he will walk away an even richer man.

And the MSM will keep believing that the internet killed the NY Slimes.

Anonymous said...

This is probably way over the heads of all you McClatchy BA types but...

The most impressive proof of press complicity in the community agitator's agenda occurred during the recent Chrysler imbroglio.

The "car czar" supposedly threatened the holdout secured investors that the White House press corps would be unleashed on the offending creditors.

Now for the questions.

How is it that the "press corps" can be depended upon to do the bidding of the White House?

And why has there not a been single whisper from the press corps that the White House has this impression of them as fawning minions?

Anonymous said...


Biggest winner: Fox News

Operating income at News Corp.'s cable networks, meanwhile, was up 30 percent, with revenue up 11 percent. And although it won't break out specific figures for individual networks, the company said its biggest gainer was the home of Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.

"This past quarter, Fox News achieved its highest operating profit ever, nearly doubling its profits from the previous year's quarter," Murdoch, News Corp.'s chairman and chief executive, said in a conference call. "It's a stunning achievement for a 13-year-old network."


Anonymous said...

I have to agree with many that are stating that this blog has become a place for needful people to come whine about things non-McClatchy. Are you so unhappy with your current situation that you spend your days railing on our current administration? Poor lads.

But keeping in line with what this fine site was all about, let's talk about McClatchy.

All sales goals at certain McClatcy papers have been lowered by 5%. That means hard working people that are trying to make the best of a very bad situation will continue to get rewarded, this time even more, while others just sit at home all day and blame liberals for the woes of the world.

Isn't it time to stop blaming others for your problems and realize that you don't make a difference? Pull up your boot straps and get to work people. Leave the writing for writers.

John Altevogt said...

Why that's mighty kind of them. Lowering sales goal by 5% when they're off by 25%. How kind, how benevolent.

Are we also being called to repent our uppitiness, Massa, or just pull ourselves up by our boot straps while the educated class writes about our travails?

Anonymous said...

Carlos Slim has a plan to charge unemployed journalists for coyote services when they try to cross the border and sneak into Mexico to find work as gardeners.

Anonymous said...

I hope the clueless newspapers stay with their present line of thinking. If they run their online newspapers with the same bias, they will die as well. We might as well get the whole shebang out of the way while we are at it.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps other markets are down 25% but all due respect sir, learn your facts before you speak. I thought that mantra was a part of the code for all you wonderful literary types.

Retail in our market is flat to LY. Take away Majors and National and we're actually up. So again sir, get your facts straight.

Anonymous said...

5:49 PM sounds just like Rhonda Lokeman when she's drunk.

Anonymous said...

This site has truly become a refuge for right wing losers. Not that I think those leaning to the right are losers. Kevin, surely is not in my opinion. But, good gawd people, some of you fools post this nonsense that has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING. But that's okay it's comic relief. I hope you have a wireless laptop so you can go in the john and spank your little monkey's as you gush out these silly posts. anom705, anom748, anom826, anom422, anom637 and of course our poor sad little Johnnie. Continue the circle jerk boys and pass the Astrolube.

Anonymous said...

perez? 9:32 perez hilton? is that you girl?