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Newspapers, Puppy Dogs and F-Bombs, With Your Host, Sam Zell

Posted on Feb 4, 2008

Chicago-based billionaire and Tribune Co. honcho Sam Zell doesn’t take too kindly to uppity ink-stained wretches reminding him about what’s important in the newspaper business besides the bottom line. Here, an Orlando Sentinel journo grapples with him in a lively exchange that ends with Zell letting fly with an F-bomb.

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By lilmamzer, February 7, 2008 at 12:25 pm Link to this comment

”...ask them how hard it was to overlook the charges going off at the trade center?”

Tin-Foil Hat Party!!!!!!!


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By May, February 5, 2008 at 10:14 am Link to this comment
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Yeah, he made his point.  I don’t get why he needed to throw the bomb.  It seemed a little misplaced.  And bullshit, Mr. Zell.  You aren’t trying to increase your profits so you can “afford” journalists, you increase your profits because that’s what makes rich people feel more human or manly or whatever feeling they’re after…by making vast amoounts of money and flaunting it.

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By Aegrus, February 5, 2008 at 7:50 am Link to this comment

That is a laugh riot! haha

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By P. T., February 5, 2008 at 1:19 am Link to this comment

He’s an ornery runt.

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By weather, February 4, 2008 at 5:43 pm Link to this comment
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to confront your ink brothers at the NYTimes and ask them how hard it was to overlook the charges going off at the trade center?

Sam you’re just another fraud at the end of a keyboard, what’s that like?

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By PatrickHenry, February 4, 2008 at 5:31 pm Link to this comment

If its good enough for the Senate floor its good enough for the common man.

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By Ga, February 4, 2008 at 4:46 pm Link to this comment

Looked like he was talking to someone behind the curtain.

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