Alan Mutter has gone from newspaper industry expert to huckster.
The news was broken yesterday by Zachary Seward, and confirmed early Friday morning on Mutter's blog.
Mutter wonders in his post if his readers will trust him.
I think readers' trust in Mutter has been damaged. He wasn't transparent about his plan to ask newspaper publishers for venture capitol until he was outed by Seward. And the biggest issue: how can Mutter be trusted to analyze Gannett or McClatchy or the New York Times on the one hand when he is asking them for money on the other?
Some humor in the comments. In a classic case of Pot Calling Kettle, Howard Weaver -- of all people -- calls Mutter's stance "insufferably arrogant and indulgent".
Hat tip: Walter Abbott