Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sam Zell drops 'F-bomb' on journalist

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New Chicago Tribune owner Sam Zell has never been known as soft-spoken. He unloads here on an Orlando Sentinel journalist. Here's the Tribune version, just posted.
The journalist in the video asked where the paper's journalism was headed, and Zell said journalists needed to focus on what readers want, thus helping generate revenue to reinvest in the paper.

The journalist then followed up, saying readers want "puppy dogs" rather than real information. Zell took umbrage, delivering the eminently quotable line, "you're giving me the classic... journalistic arrogance of deciding that puppies don't count."

Zell dropped his F-bomb a few breaths later, at the very end of his answer.
I would love to be in the room when he addresses Tribune staffers.

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