Monday, June 15, 2009

Jeff Jarvis: "The Boston Globe isn't worth much of anything"

Jeff Jarvis says the Boston Globe isn't worth squat:

"... you could buy The Globe for about the cost of buying a copy of The Globe.

"Those who say it’s worth tens or even hundreds of millions are smoking bad s***. Remember that when Robert Maxwell “bought” the New York Daily News - when I worked there as Sunday editor - Tribune Company had to pay him $60 to cover some liabilities and then Maxwell cut more expenses than that … and it still went bankrupt.

"Buying the Boston Globe is buying liabilities and shut-down costs and operating costs and pissed-off unions. Oh, joy.

"Ken Doctor was most right in Carr’s piece when he said that The Times Company will try to make it look like it got money by holding onto liabilities. Any way you cut it, the Globe is not worth much of anything.

"And if it does get bought, what happens? See: Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Tribune Company. Slow destruction follows."



Anonymous said...

Funny, with no comments from the MNI libs to the contrary, indicates what they think of their own papers. Doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

No, it could mean that people have learned that there's no use wasting time voicing an opinion on McClatchy Watch, where the great majority of posters can only regurgitate far-right dogma.

Anonymous said...

11:39 AM Guess you just hadn't had your cookies and milk yet. Glad you could make it. Don't forget to brush your teeth.

P.S. This is now an official right wing talking point.

Truth Hurts said...

"people have learned that there's no use wasting time voicing an opinion on McClatchy Watch"

So then...WHY are YOU doing it?

Anonymous said...

I guess 11:39's comment has been shown to be correct.

John Altevogt said...

I find that one's perspective of the placement of others on a continuum is highly correlated to their own placement even farther in the opposite direction.

To a true moderate, the perspectives on here would not seem that extreme. And it is also false to say that opposing viewpoints are not welcome. However, insults do not count as dialog. Logic, factual data, etc. courteously rendered is always welcome whether it agrees or does not.

By the same token that does not mean we have to suffer fools to be thought to be polite.