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July 23, 2012


Can you think of a less confidence-inspiring name than Journatic? How about Journalesque? Journdemon?

Also: "Here's your hyperlocal news space, Mr. Casanova."

I'm confused, A. You went as far as to say "cheap" and "morons". But taking an article and intentionally changing the byline seems far beyond moran as well as sounding intentionally breaching a basic, common, honesty.

Why did they change the byline ? Obvious answer was to obscure the source of the article and/or claim authorship themselves. This seems to go against what is taught in elementary school. It also shows a dubious ethic that makes me doubt anything they provide.

As such, I don't see how the Trib, or anyone, can help them. This wasn't an honest mistake amenable to remediation. Like the old saying, Ugly is through and through.

How much of this assholery can be traced back to the debt Zell saddled the paper with through his leveraged buyout?

Plenty, I would imagine, given that the Tribune Co. filed for Ch. 11 about a year after said buyout. He's pissed off all the Cubs fans and destroyed his hometown paper's reputation, so why haven't the people of Chicago tarred and feathered the sonofabitch and run him out of town?

Creative destruction, A. Which usually involves lots of consulting.


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