Thursday, April 30, 2009

Minutes Wasted

Dan is back to the same old hyperbole that oftentimes marks his column with a wasted effort Thursday.

He reverts to his nabob of negativity persona and rails about how many minutes key members of the banged-up Boston Celtics are logging. And he goes on ... and on ... and on ... employing virtually every mottled cliche in the book to make his point.

Maybe the editors had the night off ...

Just FYI, this was Shank's 16th column for the month of April. Pretty impressive numbers, even though half of them were half-assed efforts.


Roger Bournival said...

Sumner Redstone on the newspaper industry:

Redstone also swore off investment in the struggling newspaper industry, which has been pummeled by closures, layoffs and losses.

"The newspaper is dying. I'm not sure there will be newspapers and its one business I'd never be in," he said, taking a swipe at rival mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp bought the Wall Street Journal.

"Murdoch paid too much for the Wall Street Journal even when he didn't have any competition," he said.

"The reason we have not gone to newspapers is because its a slow growth industry and I think they are dying. I'm not sure there will be newspapers in 10 years. I read newspapers every day. I even read Murdoch's Wall Street Journal."

Jerry Gutlon said...

Red Sox owners not looking to buy Boston Globe

The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — The owners of the Boston Red Sox say they're not in any discussions or negotiations to buy the struggling Boston Globe.
The team released a statement today that said neither owners John Henry and Tom Werner nor any other affiliates of the Red Sox were involved in efforts to buy the newspaper.

Several published reports have claimed Henry was interested in taking control of the Globe as part of a deal to buy The New York Times Co.'s stake in the team.

The New York Times Co. announced in January it wanted to sell its 17.8 percent stake in New England Sports Ventures, which owns the Red Sox, Fenway Park and other properties.

The Times Co. has threatened to shut down the Globe unless its unions agree to $20 million in concessions.

ObjectiveBruce said...

This month, Shaughnessy pieces are called insightful, solid (x4), good (x3), credible (x2), decent, and workmanlike.

A blow for credibility, and perhaps for being objective.

JERRY G said...

The truth hurts, eh, OB?

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Gone, curiously, are the 'Globe-isn't-going-anywhere' comments. The upheaval at The Globe is a win-win for haters. If the Globe dies, win. If the Globe muddles along with festering hatred for their landlord (the NYT), win. If you were landlord of a tenant that hated you, you'd move heaven & earth to cease their existence. I so hope that happens, but even if it doesn't: WIN.