Skip to comments.New York Times CEO’s Appointment ‘Celebrated’ by Blast of Lightning to Newspaper
Posted on 08/15/2012 10:08:12 PM PDT by null and void
Yesterday, The New York Times Co. named the BBCs outgoing Director General Mark Thompson to the post of CEO. The company had been without a new chief executive since Janet Robinson was tossed from the coop with a golden parachute at her back in December; Times Co. chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. served in the position as an interim chief executive up until yesterday, when Thompson was named.
A few minutes ago, the building was struck by lightning
At least according to a bunch of people who saw it and Tweeted about it (and also, some folks in the Times building):
Thor’s aim is off...
Bowden makes his case by talking to those who know Sulzberger and running through a laundry list of past mistakes: buying back $1.8 billion worth of stock (thats now junk); not diversifying enough (unlike the Washington Post buying Kaplan); passing up on investing in Google and Amazon; the $1.1 billion purchase of the New England papers (including the Boston Globe); and his legendarily poor handling of the Jayson Blair mess (complete with stuffed moose at a tense all-staff meeting). For good measure, throw in that Sulzberger might be confused as to what platform agnostic," a favorite term, actually means.
Again, please, and punch up the yield.
A sign of God’s anger, wish it would happen to the Kansas City Star building.
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