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Times journalists fight for pensions, paper be damned
Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 25, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/26/2012 1:54:25 PM PDT by bkopto

"What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food? Am I gonna move in with my kids? Am I gonna commit suicide?"

These complaints come not from a laid-off auto worker or a victim of foreclosure, but from longtime New York Times reporter Donald McNeil. His alarming quote expresses his fears that the New York Times Co. will freeze its defined-benefit employee pension plan and make the transition to a defined-contribution system. The Newspaper Guild, the union, which represents McNeil and other Times journalists, released his complaints and others in an Internet video as a protest against the 401(k) plans used by nearly every new worker in America who has retirement benefits.

We'll leave it to the Times, its employees and its shareholders to settle the dispute. As spectators, we find it mind-boggling that journalists from a leading national newspaper would vigorously resist a trend they have been chronicling for years. What's good for the rest of us is evidently not good enough for toplofty Timesmen.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: nytimes

1 posted on 04/26/2012 1:54:35 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto
"What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food? Am I gonna move in with my kids? Am I gonna commit suicide?"

Is he taking suggestions?

2 posted on 04/26/2012 1:56:48 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: bkopto
"What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food? Am I gonna move in with my kids? Am I gonna commit suicide?"

These complaints come .... from longtime New York Times reporter Donald McNeil.

YES! Take your pick,

3 posted on 04/26/2012 1:59:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: bkopto

Most journalists live off of their spouses trust funds. This is justly hilarious.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 2:04:26 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: bkopto

I so wish i could slap him silly
but wait he already is silly stupid

Hey jackass
pay for your own damn retirement
what a concept


5 posted on 04/26/2012 2:04:46 PM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: SandRat

Perhaps, (D), ALL OF THE ABOVE, will work for him.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: bkopto

Put the NYT out of business!


7 posted on 04/26/2012 2:09:28 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: abb

The pressers would like to eat when they retire someday even if it puts Pinch in a pinch ... ping

8 posted on 04/26/2012 2:11:38 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: bkopto
"What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food? Am I gonna move in with my kids? Am I gonna commit suicide?"

I'll play! No, you won't eat catfood; a Dem is holding the Presidency and even if you did eat catfood, your other journolist buddies would never report it. Now, once an R is in there, probably still no catfood. More likely dogfood if you can fight grandma off. Move in with your kids? Are you nutz? If they are college grads within the last four years, I'm betting they're in the un-employed category. If employed, well, yeah. See the first topic and get your alpo recipes ready.

Suicide...well now. You could embrace that green marxist thought of de-population and lead the way..

9 posted on 04/26/2012 2:11:55 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: SampleMan

What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food?

That's one possibility ...

10 posted on 04/26/2012 2:18:05 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: SandRat

“What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food?”

I wish I could eat as well as my über-fussy cat.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 2:19:40 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: onyx
Put the NYT out of business!

I'm with you, bankrupt the Slimes, take everything Pinch has except his underwear, and only then collapse the pension plan and put the jurinalists on the same street corners where Pinch begs.

12 posted on 04/26/2012 2:25:05 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: bkopto
New York Slimes - this one's for you.

I love it when the Left eats itself.

13 posted on 04/26/2012 2:26:41 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
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To: bkopto

The problem is all that defined benefit reduction stuff was only supposed to happen to the “little people”.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 2:34:34 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: bkopto

This could well be the beginning of the end for the Slimes. Those union goons sound just like the UAW bitter enders at many UAW organized companies who preferred to ride, and rode, those companies into bankruptcy rather than make concessions on pensions and health care that were essential to keep their employers alive. I know; I was employed by one of those companies until the UAW bankrupted it, destroying their own jobs and everybody else’s.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 2:35:24 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: bkopto

Feeding that “journalist” would be a waste of good cat food, in my opinion. But he shouldn’t be so picky unless he’s tried it — I hear it tastes like tuna. Yum!


16 posted on 04/26/2012 2:37:57 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Navy Patriot

Thanks very much for his name: Pinch!

LOL. Very fitting!


17 posted on 04/26/2012 2:51:16 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: bkopto

Obama should help them! Give them free cat food for 3 months.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 2:52:47 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: bkopto
"Am I gonna eat cat food?"

Cat food probably tastes nasty. Wouldn't recommend.

"Am I gonna move in with my kids?"

Wouldn't be prudent. Your kids can't stand you any more than the rest of us can.

"Am I gonna commit suicide?"

The muse is silent.

19 posted on 04/26/2012 2:54:07 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Almost looks like she tried to spell “Onion”.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 3:00:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Mark

Well we were told Reagan was going to force grandma and grandpa to eat dog food. Sounds about right although cat food is probably a step down.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 3:01:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: bkopto

Well...you might want to try to go out and find honest employment. I hear they’re hiring at Mickey D’s and you can get a discount on the food.

It’s time to take care of yourself using hard work and honesty.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 3:39:06 PM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: bkopto
At least he's exploring his options and planning ahead. Now’s a good time for him to stock up on the premium cat food.
23 posted on 04/26/2012 3:42:41 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Probably tastes the crap they been feeding the public.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 3:50:26 PM PDT by ully2
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To: bkopto
"What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food? . . ."

No, for a few cents more you can upgrade to Kraft Mac 'n Cheese and a can of ALPO - makes a great casserole - according to an old gold miner I worked with.

25 posted on 04/26/2012 5:40:27 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: bkopto
Note to Mr. McNeil: If you chose to be a communist, chose to work for communists, they get to chose what to give you, baby.

Pssss, hey Mac..... I asked my pups to ask the neighbor's cat about which food is best....said Friskies is something you can wrap your tongue around and 9 Lives is so-so, but Fancy Feast has little bones in it. Perhaps you can ask your communist friends what they recommend.

26 posted on 04/26/2012 5:43:14 PM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed.)
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To: jmax

choose....chose.....chosen.... DUH...you get the drift.


27 posted on 04/26/2012 5:49:10 PM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Nice umlaut.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 5:57:46 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

My dog isn’t over-fussey, he just wants everything.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 6:00:59 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SampleMan

Which choice would best serve to end man-made global warming, I wonder. Idunno.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 6:27:28 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: patton
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31 posted on 04/26/2012 8:08:59 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: patton

Let me try that again:

& uuml; (no space after the &)


32 posted on 04/26/2012 8:14:42 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
ü

C ö OL

33 posted on 04/27/2012 2:53:19 AM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: patton
LÖL

Thanks, you just made me think that it could add a certain je ne sais quoi to texting acronyms.


34 posted on 04/27/2012 1:06:03 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: bkopto

Donald McNeil

Donald Gerard McNeil, Jr. (born February 1, 1954 San Francisco, California) is a science and health journalist for The New York Times.

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975, with a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric. He started the Times in 1976 as a copy boy. He left in 1979, and taught journalism at Columbia University, while studying history. From 1995 to 2002, he was a foreign correspondent based in South Africa and France.

He is married and lives in Brooklyn. He has two daughters and a stepson.

35 posted on 04/27/2012 1:13:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Sch ö nen dank - thank you.

This is driving me nuts - how do you lose the spaces?


36 posted on 04/27/2012 1:38:26 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: bkopto

Perhaps he should move and get a job at a Gannet paper or perhaps the Chicago Tribune


37 posted on 04/27/2012 1:40:35 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Sch<ö>nen Dank.

Forgive me for being an idiot, but I am missing something.


38 posted on 04/27/2012 3:22:21 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: patton
Just type the html code into the word, with no spaces added, and you'll get this: Schönen.

(HTML code wasn't meant for humans.)
39 posted on 04/27/2012 4:54:18 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: patton

I should have added that no pointy brackets < > are needed.


40 posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:15 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Ohhh, you need the ";" Schönen Dank!
41 posted on 04/28/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: SampleMan
"What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food? Am I gonna move in with my kids? Am I gonna commit suicide?"

I would answer him with Nancy Pelosi's words ... "Are you serious?"

42 posted on 04/29/2012 12:16:59 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: bkopto

Newspaper journalists kill trees.

Fire all New York Times newspaper journalists.

Save trees.

For the American children.


43 posted on 04/29/2012 12:19:24 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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