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(Boston.com)   Red Sox owner John Henry to purchase Boston Globe, immediately trade Dan Shaughnessy and Bob Ryan to the Chicago Tribune for a sack of beans and a reporter to be named later   (boston.com) divider line 44
    More: Interesting, Dan Shaughnessy, John Henry, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Bob Ryan, Roush Fenway Racing, Larry Lucchino, NASCAR teams  
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2013-08-03 01:20:13 PM  
Anything's better than Shaughnessy's butthurt. Anything at all.
 
2013-08-03 01:23:24 PM  
I hope they fire the curly haired boy.
 
2013-08-03 01:24:24 PM  
Boston Globe sports articles 2012: Sox aren't consistent going into the postseason, etc etc

Boston Globe sports articles 2013:  There is nothing wrong with the Red Sox lineup.  Nothing at all.  repeat ad nauseum.
 
2013-08-03 01:27:19 PM  
Well, that put a nice, lefty spin on things.

Now, here's REALITY.


/at least Obama didn't 'invest' borrowed money in it
 
2013-08-03 01:30:50 PM  
The big story is the price. 70 million to the NY Times that bought the paper in 1993 for 1.1 billion. To make the loss for the Times worse, they keep the estimated 100 million in pension liabilities. Ouch.
 
2013-08-03 01:31:34 PM  

Neighborhood Watch: Well, that put a nice, lefty spin on things.

Now, here's REALITY.


/at least Obama didn't 'invest' borrowed money in it


You're already old.
 
2013-08-03 01:32:35 PM  
Shaughnessy being fired would make me very very happy.  The smarmiest snarkiest weakest biatch to ever put pen to paper.

John Henry, however, is a tool and knows nothing about the newspaper business.  Even at a 93% discount from what NYT paid, this will turn out badly for Mr. Scarecrow.  I hope it doesn't have the same result for readers.
 
2013-08-03 01:39:54 PM  
Wow, you'd think there were  issues with print media from the fire sale price.
 
2013-08-03 01:41:46 PM  
The Globe was already a mouthpiece for the Red Sox anyways. Still remember the hit piece the CHB did on Nomar before the trade back in 2004, when Nomar was at the height of popularity in Boston. Shaunessy made Nomar look like a clubhouse cancer and wrote a lot of negative things. And Shaunessy tends to make his articles all about him. I can't stand to read anything he writes.

Bob Ryan isn't too bad, at least he knows (knew?) basketball. Haven't read anything by him for years.
 
2013-08-03 01:41:59 PM  
He should trade Shaughnessy to the Sun Times for Jay Mariotti's corpse
 
2013-08-03 01:42:28 PM  
He paid 70 million too much.

/former subscriber
 
2013-08-03 01:43:28 PM  
Yes, but what is his stance on steam powered rail drivers?
 
2013-08-03 01:44:22 PM  

SithLord: Boston Globe sports articles 2012: Sox aren't consistent going into the postseason, etc etc

Boston Globe sports articles 2013:  There is nothing wrong with the Red Sox lineup.  Nothing at all.  repeat ad nauseum.


Anyone who has listened to Brewers analysis on AM 620 knows how right you are.
/They aren't even affiliated with the owners, they are just the flagship radio broadcast.
 
2013-08-03 01:44:29 PM  
What does it say about the newspaper business when the Red Sox are paying more for their second baseman than they are for The Boston Globe?
 
2013-08-03 01:47:09 PM  

westsnoop: The big story is the price. 70 million to the NY Times that bought the paper in 1993 for 1.1 billion. To make the loss for the Times worse, they keep the estimated 100 million in pension liabilities. Ouch.


Fear not: Times editorial page high priest Paul Krugman will still proclaim from his temple on high his infallibility on matters of business and economics.
 
2013-08-03 01:50:12 PM  

skinink: The Globe was already a mouthpiece for the Red Sox anyways. Still remember the hit piece the CHB did on Nomar before the trade back in 2004, when Nomar was at the height of popularity in Boston. Shaunessy made Nomar look like a clubhouse cancer and wrote a lot of negative things. And Shaunessy tends to make his articles all about him. I can't stand to read anything he writes.

Bob Ryan isn't too bad, at least he knows (knew?) basketball. Haven't read anything by him for years.


From the Wiki:
"Ryan announced in early 2012 his retirement from sports writing after 44 years once the 2012 Olympic Games concluded. His final column inThe Boston Globe was published August 12, 2012. "
 
2013-08-03 01:50:46 PM  
If you're going to buy one reporter cheap, better remember to save room in the budget for TWO copy editors.
 
2013-08-03 01:51:25 PM  
Two-thirds of the way through every newspaper section, a column by Neil Diamond will inexplicably appear.
 
2013-08-03 01:58:25 PM  

shlabotnik: He paid 70 million too much.

/former subscriber


Yeah the $70 million is basically the value of the real estate.

Also subby forgot to mention that they should fire Gary Washburn, one of their basketball writers, who was the only one who voted for Carmelo Anthony over Lebron James for MVP this year.
 
2013-08-03 01:58:32 PM  
That would be a freaking rip off. For Chicago.
 
2013-08-03 01:59:41 PM  

LessO2: What does it say about the newspaper business when the Red Sox are paying more for their second baseman than they are for The Boston Globe?


Their second baseman had a better year.

/Yeah, I know, a Babe quote in a Sox thread ...
 
2013-08-03 02:05:14 PM  

The Downfall: skinink: The Globe was already a mouthpiece for the Red Sox anyways. Still remember the hit piece the CHB did on Nomar before the trade back in 2004, when Nomar was at the height of popularity in Boston. Shaunessy made Nomar look like a clubhouse cancer and wrote a lot of negative things. And Shaunessy tends to make his articles all about him. I can't stand to read anything he writes.

Bob Ryan isn't too bad, at least he knows (knew?) basketball. Haven't read anything by him for years.

From the Wiki:
"Ryan announced in early 2012 his retirement from sports writing after 44 years once the 2012 Olympic Games concluded. His final column inThe Boston Globe was published August 12, 2012. "


He still shows up on AtH and PTI every so often.  His writing was a bit carmudgeonly near the end, but for the most part he's a good journalist and (according to several stories I've read of personal contact) a really nice guy who happens to enjoy being grumpy for TV.  Considering the half-wits ESPN employs on a daily basis like Blowhard and Feckless, any air time they give Ryan is welcome.
 
2013-08-03 02:05:52 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: LessO2: What does it say about the newspaper business when the Red Sox are paying more for their second baseman than they are for The Boston Globe?

Their second baseman had a better year.

/Yeah, I know, a Babe quote in a Sox thread ...


Well, the Babe did play for the Red Sox...
 
2013-08-03 02:09:30 PM  
Rick Telander and David Haugh?

/Haugh wrote a ridiculous "don't trade Garza" piece a few weeks ago
 
2013-08-03 02:54:47 PM  
The Globe used to be an extension of the Kennedy's PR department... I wonder if the Globe sports will become an extension of the Red Sox PR department? Oh who cares, no one reads the paper anymore.
 
2013-08-03 03:02:15 PM  

Ker_Thwap: The Globe used to be an extension of the Kennedy's PR department... I wonder if the Globe sports will become an extension of the Red Sox PR department? Oh who cares, no one reads the paper anymore.


Maybe not the paper itself -- but online, for sure. What's the alternative, the Herald or the Metro?

/haven't lived there for six years -- could be wrong
 
2013-08-03 03:11:30 PM  

Neighborhood Watch: Well, that put a nice, lefty spin on things.

Now, here's REALITY.


/at least Obama didn't 'invest' borrowed money in it


You owe me a new computer. The logic circuits in mine committed suicide when forced to display the word "reality" as a hotlink to breitbart.
 
2013-08-03 03:23:29 PM  
Maybe the NY Times should think about hiring a conservative.  $100 million on a $1 Billion dollar purchase?  That's liberal success if I ever saw it.  What's that again about Keystone not creating jobs?
 
2013-08-03 03:35:21 PM  

skinink: Bob Ryan isn't too bad, at least he knows (knew?) basketball. Haven't read anything by him for years.


Neither have I, but I can say he's pretty honest when he's on PTI about Boston teams.  I have nothing but respect for him.
 
2013-08-03 03:38:18 PM  
How do you become a millionaire? Start with a billion dollars and buy the Boston Globe.
 
2013-08-03 03:55:36 PM  

Mean Daddy: Maybe the NY Times should think about hiring a conservative.  $100 million on a $1 Billion dollar purchase?  That's liberal success if I ever saw it.  What's that again about Keystone not creating jobs?


WTF are you on about? Please show me a conservative-run newspaper that's worth more today than it was in 1993. There aren't any newspapers that are worth today what they were in 1993.
 
2013-08-03 04:52:05 PM  
Isn't this the same NY Times that keeps telling us how to 'fix' our economy?
 
2013-08-03 05:25:53 PM  
I heard the Boston Globes building is worth $75m

Oh, and the Times got to keep the Globe's $100m in unfunded pension liabilities.
 
2013-08-03 05:30:15 PM  

CujoQuarrel: Isn't this the same NY Times that keeps telling us how to 'fix' our economy?


This is what pisses me off. So many people today think that a medium has a collective point of view. "The New York Times" says something. "CNN" says something. And so on. No, those mediums are supposed to be vehicles that merely transmit messages and ideas. If I write an opinion column in the NYT, it is not that the "NYT" says something. It is that "bostonguy" said something (in the NYT).

But now that Fox News has purposely created a collective, unified position on the issues to advance a targeted agenda, so will mainstream publications likely have to follow suit for various marketing, business, and demographic reasons. It's sad, and it's a comment on the death of quality journalism.

/ former Boston journalist
// was an editorial assistant in college at BU back in the day
 
2013-08-03 05:31:18 PM  

bostonguy: // was an editorial assistant in college at BU back in the day


/// at the Globe, I mean
 
2013-08-03 06:07:38 PM  

bostonguy: CujoQuarrel: Isn't this the same NY Times that keeps telling us how to 'fix' our economy?

This is what pisses me off. So many people today think that a medium has a collective point of view. "The New York Times" says something. "CNN" says something. And so on. No, those mediums are supposed to be vehicles that merely transmit messages and ideas. If I write an opinion column in the NYT, it is not that the "NYT" says something. It is that "bostonguy" said something (in the NYT).

But now that Fox News has purposely created a collective, unified position on the issues to advance a targeted agenda, so will mainstream publications likely have to follow suit for various marketing, business, and demographic reasons. It's sad, and it's a comment on the death of quality journalism.

/ former Boston journalist
// was an editorial assistant in college at BU back in the day


Depends.  Do the editorials follow a trend?  Many newspapers identify a leaning simply by making local/state election recommendations year after year that follow a specific trend.  The LA Times trends towards the pro-immigration side, the OC Register trends towards the fiscal libertarian side, the Long Beach Press Telegram trends towards the moderate middle ground.  These are the 3 major papers in the Los Angeles region, each with a history of supporting specific causes through their editorials, and this does identify the leaning of a particular paper.

Now, none of that means that news reporting has to be colored with bias.  A good reporter is just like a good judge.  They suppress their bias and do their job with an even hand.

Keep in mind I'm talking about the actual editors, but the selection of syndicated editorialists also can do the same.  If you're only syndicated editorials every Sunday are from Krauthammer and Ingraham, then I'm pretty sure you know where the paper is leaning.
 
2013-08-03 07:18:28 PM  

bostonguy: now that Fox News has purposely created a collective, unified position on the issues to advance a targeted agenda, so will mainstream publications likely have to follow suit for various marketing, business, and demographic reasons. It's sad, and it's a comment on the death of quality journalism.



FOX News, huh?  LOL.

Quality journalism has been dead for a long, long time.  FOX News isn't stopping anyone from practicing it.  You want proof?  How about the exclusive (and amazing) CNN story about the Benghazi cover-up that has Fark LiberalsTM so enraged.  You'd have thought it was a FOX News story.

So it turns out, that if you want to catch up to FOX News in the ratings, it might be a could idea to do some REAL investigative reporting... instead of this:

i39.tinypic.com

/and btw, if state-media ABC can have Stephanopoulos as a 'news' anchor, then FOX should have Karl Rove anchor the 5:00 p.m. CST time slot
 
2013-08-03 07:34:53 PM  
F*ck Shaughnessy.
 
2013-08-03 07:36:15 PM  

dutchmang: John Henry, however, is a tool and knows nothing about the newspaper business.


Specifically, that tool is a hammer, and he's a steel drivin' man, oh lawdy! John Henry is a steel drivin' man.
 
2013-08-03 07:38:54 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: Yes, but what is his stance on steam powered rail drivers?


Apparently no one else got that. Or cared enough to comment.

+1
 
2013-08-03 07:39:15 PM  

Neighborhood Watch: state-media ABC


Unless you're talking about Australia's ABC, you just sound like a farking moron.
 
2013-08-03 08:36:19 PM  

Neighborhood Watch: Quality journalism has been dead for a long, long time.


The Economist is a weekly, but it's fantastic - and they seem to be doing well with their business model, which is nothing like any other wide-circulation news magazine I've seen. It ain't cheap, but you get damn fine writing without melodrama, bathos, bias or bullshiat.
 
2013-08-04 12:46:42 AM  
Gulper Eel:  The Economist is a weekly, but it's fantastic - and they seem to be doing well with their business model, which is nothing like any other wide-circulation news magazine I've seen. It ain't cheap, but you get damn fine writing without melodrama, bathos, bias or bullshiat.


I agree that the writing is very good.  But it is leftist/liberal, on the whole - just like National Geographic.
 
2013-08-04 06:22:18 AM  

Neighborhood Watch: But it is leftist/liberal, on the whole - just like National Geographic.


I don't really get that from the Economist at all, and I'm one of Fark's resident semi-libertarian neo-troglodyte capitalist horrible people.
 
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