Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pruitt poll (bumped) -- vote for the most important question newspaper analysts should ask Gary Pruitt

On Tuesday July 21, Gary Pruitt will meet with newspaper analysts for McClatchy's 2nd quarter earnings conference call.

It's not too late to give your opinion on the most important question the analysts should ask Gary Pruitt in the conference call.

(Remember, you can vote once every 24 hours.)


What is the most important question the analysts should ask Gary Pruitt?
Gary, explain why the debt swap fizzled
Gary, explain why the Miami land deal was delayed again
Gary, explain why the laid off VP is getting a $690,000 severance package
Gary, explain why you still have a job
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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about: Gary, do you care what some dipshit on the Internet who doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground thinks about you?

TD said...

I don't know what to THINGK ???

Anonymous said...

OH poor Gary sitting in his glass tower looking down on his little peons and his minions. Oh forgive us for taking pot shots at you when you can't even defend yourself...you dirty rotten &#$( *&^#!!!!

Anonymous said...

Considering they are making a point of notifying everyone that the conference call is, "Listen Only", it is a safe bet that they already considered what questions were going to be asked.

Wait for it. You'll really know the shit has hit the fan when they announce a conference call and actually hold it an hour before the announced time. Several companies pulled that little trick last quarter.

Anonymous said...

Pruitt has become one of the least admired corporate bosses in the country. Quite a fall from where he was five years ago. That's what his own ilk thinks about him.

Anonymous said...

McClatchy stock is now 44 cents a share - down three cents from yesterday's drop and close. Gary better have something good to say.

Anonymous said...

Thingk? Maybe you should hire a copyeditor, since you don't seem to know how to spell.

Anonymous said...

McClatchy stock is now 44 cents a share - down three cents from yesterday's drop and close.




Not surprising. They literally set their own value when they offered 18-33 cents per share for their secured bonds.

Eventually, even with the little tricks to boost prices before and after hours the price will settle in that price range as there is no way in accounting to justify a price higher than what they have already placed without a significant improvement in their outlook.

Say goodbye to the 50 cent floor.

McClatchy Watch said...

Typo fixed, thanks to the readers who pointed the typo out to me.

Dave D. said...

..They should ask him to do the honorable thing, then leave him alone with his muskit and one round. That'll be the only BOOM McClatchy is ever going to experience with Pruitt in charge.

Anonymous said...

Honor? If Pruitt or any of the feckless board members had honor they would have resigend long ago. The only reason why these vultures are staying on is to pick through the bones of what remains of two, once-mighty newspaper companies that they have destroyed.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the poll results so far, nobody gives a $#!t about Miami. Probably same goes for KC, ADN, The 3 Bees etc.

Anonymous said...

Gary Pruitt can’t do anything now but watch the slime he created ooze on down into the gutter.

Anonymous said...

When Gary Pruitt finally gets fired, there will be a high five by literally thousands of McClatchy’s ex-employees. The Knight Ridder people that never mentally joined in the merger will hoist a glass as well. Pruitt invokes actual hatred in some people, a far cry from the “Golden Boy” he was, back in the day.

Anonymous said...

When Gary Pruitt finally gets fired, there will be a high five by literally thousands of McClatchy’s ex-employees.
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When Pruitt leaves current and former employees will line up to spit on him. He brought a once great Company to the ground and has ruined thousands of lives.

Anonymous said...

The questions in this poll are silly. They're not close to the kind of questions a real analyst would ask. You can harp about Pruitt all you want but you can bet that many of the measures he has taken have been at the direction of the board and the family.

Anonymous said...

9:08...if you don't care, why are you posting here?
Isn't is strange that you are so interesting in something that "does not matter"?
Seems like someone is talking about of both sides of his mouth.

Anonymous said...

What exactly is a real analyst and who decides? If this is such a waste of your exalted time, leave. Go. Adios. Take your arrogant, elitist attitude with you.

Anonymous said...

I love comments like those made by 6:26 on this blog. When someone else posts a comment that disagrees with them they yell you can't control the conversation on this blog the way the elite media controls the conversation. This is a place for free speech and opinions.

Then when someone posts a comment they don't like or that differs from their views they tell that commenter to get lost and go somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

...And still no one gives a $#!t about poor 'ol Miami. I just wish I got a small % of Hot Lips Lynn's severance

Anonymous said...

6:40....or they call everyone who disagrees a "troll". One of them picked up that word on the internets one day and never let it go.