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  • Sulzberger's last straw: Fires Jill Abramson for misleading him about a new hire

    05/18/2014 6:51:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/18/2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger fired executive editor Jill Abramson after concluding that she had misled both him and chief executive Mark Thompson during her effort to hire a new co-managing editor, according to two sources with knowledge of the reason for her termination. While several factors contributed to Sulzberger’s frustration with Abramson’s management of the newsroom, the sources, who are sympathetic to the Times management, said it was this incident that sealed her fate. In conversations and emails, Abramson led both Sulzberger and Thompson to believe that she had consulted with other newsroom leaders about her decision to...
  • Times Publisher Gives Details on Top Editor's Dismissal

    05/17/2014 4:29:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | Ravi Somaiya
    Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, released a statement Saturday afternoon detailing his decision to fire the newspaper’s executive editor, Jill Abramson. He was responding to a growing controversy over accusations by Ms. Abramson’s supporters that gender played a role in her dismissal. The decision to remove her, which was announced on Wednesday, “has been cast by many as an example of the unequal treatment of women in the workplace,” Mr. Sulzberger wrote. Instead, the statement said, it “was a situation involving a specific individual who, as we all do, has strengths and weaknesses.”
  • Exclusive: (NY)Times Internal Report Painted Dire Digital Picture...

    05/15/2014 9:58:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | 5/15/2014 | Myles Tanzer
    “Our journalism advantage is shrinking,” a committee led by the publisher’s son warned. A call to get rid of the metaphor of “Church and State.” A 96-page internal New York Times report, sent to top executives last month by a committee led by the publisher’s son and obtained by BuzzFeed, paints a dark picture of a newsroom struggling more dramatically than is immediately visible to adjust to the digital world, a newsroom that is hampered primarily by its own storied culture. The Times report was finalized March 24 by a committee of digitally oriented staffers led by reporter A.G. Sulzberger....
  • The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page

    02/05/2014 11:40:58 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 5 replies
    New York Observer ^ | February 4, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    IT’S WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. What’s less well known—and about to break into the open, threatening the very fabric of the institution—is how deeply the liberal-leaning reporters at The New York Times resent the liberal-leaning editorial page of The New York Times.
  • Arthur Sulzberger, longtime New York Times publisher, dead at 86

    09/29/2012 8:05:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    CNN Wire Staff ^ | September 29, 2012
    New York (CNN) -- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the influential publisher of The New York Times who served from 1963 to 1992, has died at age 86, the newspaper reported Saturday.
  • Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-report (Sulzberger's private life)

    05/27/2012 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/12
    Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-reportReuters – 6 hours ago REUTERS - Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s new girlfriend and the New York Times Co's declining business led to the ousting of Janet Robinson as the newspaper company's chief executive in December. A New York magazine article published this week reconstructs the events that led to Robinson's departure after 28 years of service, working her way up from advertising sales to the corner office in 2004, becoming Sulzberger's most trusted lieutenant in the process. http://tinyurl.com/6oameoz The article is based on interviews with more than 30 sources described as "intimately familiar with...
  • Why Government can’t run a business. The Postal Service vs (gulp) The NY Times

    09/22/2011 9:42:35 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 13 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | September 22, 2011 | Corky Boyd
    The United States Postal Service has spread the alarms. It has run through a $12 billion federal loan that has kept itself afloat for the past two years and it is now looking for a bailout. It cites declining revenues because of the internet, the inordinate cost of its pension program and the inability to control labor costs because of no-layoff provisions in its union contracts. It wants to cut service to 5 days a week, possibly more and it is planning to slow the delivery of first class mail. It has talked about reductions in force of 120,000, but...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Mass. hysteria over New York Times execs' bonuses

    03/27/2010 11:01:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 1,221+ views
    NEW YORK POST is a registered trademark of NYP Holdings, Inc ^ | 1:18 AM, March 27, 2010 | By KEITH J. KELLY
    Those paydays that New York Times Co. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger and President Janet Robinson received last year are once again coming back to haunt them. The Boston Newspaper Guild, which absorbed more than $10 million in pay and benefit cuts to members last year in order to save The Boston Globe, has lashed out at the Sulzberger and Robinson 2009 bonuses and are demanding their lost wages and benefits be restored... The Times Co. declined to comment. The company raised eyebrows earlier this month when it revealed in a company filing that the pair of execs got higher bonuses in...
  • New York Times Staffers Furious Over The Huge Raise Executives Gave Themselves

    03/26/2010 5:36:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies · 1,098+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 26, 2010 | Gillian Reagan |
    Some New York Times Co... staffers are boiling about their top executives' huge $12 million payouts in 2009. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s compensation more than doubled in 2009, to nearly $6 million. President and CEO Janet Robinson also boosted her earnings by 32%, to $6.3 million. During the same year, the New York newsroom lost 100 staffers to buyouts and layoffs, along with pay and benefit cuts at sister publications. "We watched our colleagues pack their boxes and he is making $6 million? It's a joke."
  • Sulzberger pinches double the pay (Corporate greed at the NY Times!)

    03/13/2010 7:40:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies · 570+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/13/10 | KEITH J. KELLY
    Top executives at the beleaguered New York Times Company reaped hefty rewards last year, with Chairman Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger more than doubling his total compensation to $6 million. CEO Janet Robinson got even more, reaping $6.3 million, a 31.9 percent hike. The pay numbers were disclosed in Securities and Exchange Commission filings yesterday. The increases come against a backdrop of declining ad revenue, layoffs, frozen pension plans, unpaid vacations and a 5 percent pay cut for most of the rank-and-file workers last year. "Our members are really unhappy with what is happening," said Bill O'Meara, president of the Newspaper Guild...
  • New York Times Company humiliates itself in public

    09/20/2009 2:05:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 811+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | September 19, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    This just looks bad. Really bad. The New York Times Company has been required to reveal startling management incompetence, an inability to correctly apply its own executive compensation scheme to the top two figures in the company, overpaying the bosses. Publicly-traded corporations like the Times must file a Form 8K within four days of various events, so the details of the screw-up are now on the record. The company filed the 8K following the end of trading yesterday. A summary of the substance is here.
  • NY TIMES PINCHED BY SLIM

    07/17/2009 9:45:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies · 1,015+ views
    NY POST ^ | 7/16/09 | KEITH J. KELLY
    NYT CEO "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr. acknowledged paying a sky-high rate to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim......14% interest for $250M loaned in January, "but given the state of our economy, our industry and credit markets, we believe it's fair and financially sound." The comments were part of a second memo issued to staff in an effort to boost transparency at the struggling newspaper giant....also referenced was the company's crushing $1B debt load....$45M matures before 2011, "and we expect to pay that in November with cash flow from operations and our revolving credit agreement," Sulzberger memoed.
  • RUN OUT OF TIMES (Sulzbeger family in the poor house)

    05/11/2009 2:57:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 79 replies · 3,632+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/11/09 | PAUL THARP
    SULZBERGERS' FIRM-BASED INCOME SLIPS TO $4.5M The Ochs-Sulzberger family since 1896 has run the venerable NY Times empire has now lost more than 86% of its fortune and may have to sell their controlling stake to get out of debt......about two dozen descendants had comfortable lifestyles, living on wealth valued as high as $425M....down to a paltry $4.5M, which could shrink even more. Soaring losses amid a devastating media slump have drained corporate cash, pushed the company deeper into $1.3B debt and beckoned a stock vulture -- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, who bailed out the Times with a high-interest $250M...
  • The Boston Globe: Thanks for the memories, Pinch

    05/04/2009 4:21:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 485+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | May 04, 2009 | Rick Moran
    Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post is covering the apparent demise of another ancient American newspaper; the Boston Globe. Yes, it was a liberal rag - a laughably small minded, mini-me imitation of its parent, the New York Times. But if one believes that a city's newspapers are more than mouthpieces for one political party or another, that covering art, culture, sports, fashion, and local business is an important task beyond politics that helps unite and define a metro area - then we may be suitably chastened by the demise even of a paper that thought John Kerry was the...
  • Caroline Kennedy Romance Affair

    01/23/2009 7:44:34 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 1,388+ views
    Caroline Kennedy Romance Affair Caroline Kennedy rumored affair and Arthur Pinch Sulzberger? Caroline Kennedy’s rumored affair was with New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. (born Sept 22 1951) is the son of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger aka Punch Sulzberger. The son is sometimes called Arthur Pinch Sulzberger as a variation of his father’s nickname. “Obama recently named Caroline Kennedy to his vice presidential search committee - and she’s been telling friends that if he’s elected to the White House, she wants to move to Washington, D.C., and take a role in his Democratic administration,” a friend revealed....
  • Man in the News: Arthur Sulzberger Jr (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/14/2008 5:00:31 AM PST · by abb · 31 replies · 1,404+ views
    Financial Times ^ | December 12, 2008 | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson
    If Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr, chairman and publisher of The New York Times, had paused in his Renzo Piano-designed headquarters this week, the art project commissioned for its lobby might have caught his eye. “Why are the Giants struggling?” read the message on one of the screens randomly flashing up lines from the newspaper and its website. “What is to be done?” blinked another in front of an atrium full of birch trees. The giants of US journalism are more than struggling. This week, the Tribune Company filed for bankruptcy, crushed by $13bn (€9.7bn, £8.7bn) of debt from Sam Zell’s...
  • New York Times Endorsements Through the Ages

    10/25/2008 12:34:38 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 23 replies · 1,503+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 23, 2008 | Arthur Sulzberger and Moonbeam X. Hippie
    A collection of The Times's endorsements for the presidency, from Abraham Lincoln in 1860 through the editorial board's choice of Senator Barack Obama this year.
  • INCREDIBLE SHRINKING TIMES FEELS THE 'PINCH'(NYT's metro section is being gutted)

    09/06/2008 11:08:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 173+ views
    NY Post ^ | 09/06/08 | KEITH J. KELLY
    INCREDIBLE SHRINKING TIMES FEELS THE 'PINCH' By KEITH J. KELLY Posted: 4:36 am September 6, 2008 The New York Times yesterday said it will cut back the number of sections it has in the daily paper it sells in the metro New York area beginning next month, the latest cost-saving move at the beleaguered newspaper. The change returns to four the number of sections in the paper, and represents an about-face from the daily's fanfare-filled move in 1997 to expand to six sections and incorporate color onto its pages. As part of the move, the Sports section will now be...
  • New York Times Co. July revenue falls 10.1 percent (Dinosaur Media, well, you know...)

    08/26/2008 12:05:21 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 12 replies · 232+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/26/08 | AP
    <p>New York Times Co. said Tuesday that its July revenue from continuing operations fell 10.1 percent this year as advertising revenue slipped 16.2 percent. Overall revenue dropped to $235.9 million in July from $262.3 million in July 2007, the publisher said.</p>
  • The Rapid Decline of the New York Times

    07/17/2008 4:16:07 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 35 replies · 176+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 17, 2008 | Thomas Lifson
    Pinch Sulzberger has taken perhaps the most recognizable media brand in the country and run it into the ground. Can the Gray Lady be saved?
  • Times Publisher and His Wife Separate

    05/11/2008 7:24:56 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 20 replies · 157+ views
    THE NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 5/10/08 | By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    <p>Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company, and his wife, Gail Gregg, have decided to separate, they said in a statement issued Friday.</p>
  • Penny-Pincher

    03/03/2008 9:27:00 PM PST · by Trajan88 · 9 replies · 160+ views
    New York Post ^ | 03/03/2008 | Richard Johnson
    The New York Times is always for higher taxes. But publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. doesn't relish paying Uncle Sam any more than he has to. The Post's Braden Keil reports "Pinch" just sold his duplex Central Park-fronting apartment at 1 W. 64th St. to his wife, Gail Gregg, for the relatively low price of $3.25 million, according to city transfers. When quizzed about the odd transaction, a Times spokeswoman said: "The sale was done for estate-planning purposes." Neighbors in the building include Madonna, who briefly put her like-sized duplex on the market for $6.75 million in 1997.
  • He May Be Unwelcome, but We’ll Survive (Bill Kristol at the New York Times)

    01/14/2008 8:24:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 627+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 13, 2008 | Clark Hoyt , Public Editor
    IN 1972, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, was looking for a conservative columnist for his left-leaning Op-Ed page. At a charity dinner, he wound up sitting next to William Safire, the Nixon White House speechwriter who coined Spiro Agnew’s famous denunciation of the press as “nattering nabobs of negativism.” They soon had a deal. But, as described in “The Trust,” the authoritative history of the family that has controlled The Times for more than a century, Sulzberger neglected to involve John Oakes, his cousin and the editor of the editorial page, in the decision. Oakes...
  • Major shareholder bailing out of the New York Times

    10/17/2007 10:22:01 AM PDT · by MrEdd · 60 replies · 143+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2007 | Ed Lasky
    Ed Lasky The decline of the New York Times as a reputable newspaper has been matched by the decline of its business management. The running (or running down of the newspaper) by "Pinch" Sulzberger, descendant of the family which had purchased and remade the paper generations ago, has progressively destroyed the value of the Times (the apple does fall far from the tree-especially after several generations). The paper has suffered disproportionably more than its peers on the stock market. It will suffered another indignity this morning. A huge block of shares was sold early this morning off the New York...
  • Will Pinch Sulzberger Lose The New York Times? (Going...Going...Gone!)

    10/02/2007 10:47:39 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies · 251+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Monday, October 01, 2007 | Thomas Lifson
    Will Pinch Sulzberger Lose The New York Times? Monday , October 01, 2007 By Thomas Lifson Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., known all but universally as "Pinch", may well be the last member of the Sulzberger/Ochs family to run the world-famous newspaper company. He is trapped in a financial and competitive trap of his own making, and may have to rely on new money coming into the company at the price of relinquishing his managerial power. Christopher Alleva already explained last week that the incredible shrinking equity resulting from the combination of high dividends and low profits is already raising questions...
  • What did Pinch know and when did he know it? (MoveOn.org/NY Times scandal)

    09/23/2007 10:03:57 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 342+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/23/07 | Thomas Lifson
    Once again, the Watergate maxim that "the cover-up is worse than the crime" is proving valid. And Clark Hoyt, "public editor" (ombudsman) of the New York Times is playing the part of John Dean in what could be titled "All the Publisher's Men." The revelations about the MoveOn "betray us" ad contained in Hoyt's column today raise serious questions about the integrity of the company's management. Members of the Sulzberger/Ochs family who control the Times have even more reason to be gravely concerned the very survival of their patrimony is being jeopardized by incompetence or worse on the part of Pinch...
  • The Gray Lady's Bones Are Showing (New York Times In Death Spiral)

    09/14/2007 6:45:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies · 1,125+ views
    The Motley Fool ^ | September 14, 2007 | David Lee Smith
    The Gray Lady's Bones Are Showing David Lee Smith September 14, 2007 This is almost like watching a slow starvation. New York Times' (NYSE: NYT) advertising revenue, already on a steady slide for years, fell another 3.2% in August. The bad news is nothing new. Let's glance through the negatives, shall we? The News Media Group -- the newspapers -- saw revenue drop by 4.6% in a single month. All-important classified revenue plummeted 20% in the month, as weakness in real estate, help-wanted, and automobile ads took its toll. The hardest-hit entities were the New England Media Group, where ad...
  • Is This The End of The New York Times?

    09/12/2007 5:11:47 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 26 replies · 1,346+ views
    Mediabistro ^ | 9/12/07
    Is This The End of The New York Times? Of course this isn't THE end of The New York Times, but it has been a particularly bad week for the paper of record. Conservatives, for one, were almost unanimous in their anger at the full-page Moveon.Org ad that appeared in the September 10 edition of the New York Times, anticipating -- sabotaging? -- perceptions of General Petraeus' testimony. And today news of weak ad sales brought the paper to its 52-week low. Clearly things are not going to get better for newspapers in the forseable future. Although Arthur Sulzberger, Jr....
  • Open Letter to Arthur Sulzberger(NYTimes)

    09/12/2007 10:51:55 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 17 replies · 1,042+ views
    Dear Arthur (Pinch) Sulzberger,A few months back I emailed to ask you a simple question. The subject line of that email was ‘the dumbest question I’ve ever heard in my life.’ I never heard back from you or anyone. In light of recent events, I decided that it deserved another try.The other day the NY Times ran an ad paid for by the group Moveon.org. The headline read “General Petraeus or General Betray Us?” Leaving aside the clear assertions the ad makes, this got me thinking. An organization with the stature and influence the NY Times has can’t seriously...
  • Murdoch Says He Just Wants More 'Urgency' in 'WSJ'

    08/04/2007 12:53:43 PM PDT · by Vision · 39 replies · 835+ views
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | August 04, 2007 9:40 AM ET | By E&P Staff
    NEW YORK His Saturday business column for The New York Times (available online only via TimesSelect) mainly explores how the Bancroft family blew the deal with the News Corp. But Joseph Nocera closes it with a brief sit-down interview with new owner Rupert Murdoch at his headquarters in New York, just after the deal closes. “The first road to freedom,” Murdoch explains, after (like Nocera) removing his tie and relaxing, “is viability.” This refers to the Wall Street Journal making healthy profits again, thereby allowing it to remain editorial independent. There is no "or else" uttered but it may be...
  • The Incredible Shrinking New York Times

    06/22/2007 5:36:26 AM PDT · by Renfield · 15 replies · 872+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-22-07 | Thomas Lifson
    Like some robber baron capitalist of yore, the New York Times is telling the remaining full price readers of its print product that they will pay more and get less, the same message it has been sending advertisers for years. But far from a sign of strength, this move is an indicator that the slow motion business collapse of the New York Times Company may be picking up its pace. Pinch Sulzberger's Strategies Faced with rapidly waning print media revenue and internet revenues which are growing, but not even close to offsetting the decline of print, the strategic plan of...
  • Having Won a Pulitzer for Exposing Data Mining, (New York) Times Now Eager to Do Its Own Data Mining

    05/08/2007 9:08:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 1,245+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | May 1st, 2007 | Keach Hagey
    Having Won a Pulitzer for Exposing Data Mining, Times Now Eager to Do Its Own Data Mining by Keach Hagey May 1st, 2007 Barely a year after their reporters won a Pulitzer prize for exposing data mining of ordinary citizens by a government spy agency, New York Times officials had some exciting news for stockholders last week: The Times company plans to do its own data mining of ordinary citizens, in the name of online profits. The news didn't make everyone all googly-eyed. In fact, some people at the paper's annual stockholders meeting in the New Amsterdam Theatre exchanged confused...
  • TIMES BRASS REWARDED FOR ITS FAILURES (NY Times Creative Accounting)

    03/15/2007 5:17:14 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 10 replies · 389+ views
    The NY Post. ^ | 3-15-07 | PAUL THARP
    March 15, 2007 -- Even steep losses at The New York Times didn't stop its family owners from enriching themselves and insiders with bonuses for making "profits" when there were none. Although its board acknowledged in filings yesterday that the media company lost $3.76 per share in 2006, directors revised its bottom-line bonus formula to exclude embarrassing write-downs, converting millions in losses into instant profits of $1.58 per share. [snip] However, citing the tough year ahead for the Times, Sulzberger turned it down and instead took just a $560,521 cash bonus - the same amount of his cash bonus from...
  • Top Times execs make $4M: Co.’s Mass. papers cutting 125 jobs

    03/15/2007 8:25:03 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 23 replies · 503+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, March 15, 2007 | Jesse Noyes
    Top New York Times [NYT] Co. executives Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and Janet Robinson took in more than $4 million each in compensation packages last year while planning as many as 125 job cuts in Massachusetts. Even as Times Co. shares slid by nearly 8 percent last year, CEO Robinson’s salary rose 11 percent to $1 million. That brings it “more in line” with the salaries of CEOs at similar companies, the Times Co. said in its annual proxy statement released yesterday. Sulzberger, chairman and publisher of the company, received a compensation package valued around $4.3 million and Robinson’s compensation was...
  • New York Times to stop printing?

    02/08/2007 5:59:08 AM PST · by ensignsj · 5 replies · 313+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | 2-7-07 | Rochester Pundit
    New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger tells Haaretz.com that he's not sure if the Old Gray Lady will even be producing a print edition five years from now. This is being dictated, apparently, by the digital revolution, which they ostensibly blame for their industry's overall decline.
  • New York Times chairman held talks to take co private-report

    11/30/2006 9:59:36 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies · 893+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov 30, 2006 | MarketWatch
    New York Times Co. (NYT) Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and other members of the family that controls the newspaper publisher held talks with a trusted financial adviser about taking the company private, according to a report on the Web site of BusinessWeek magazine.
  • SULZBERGER SLAMMED AS PROFITS DROP 39% (Teddy launches surprise attack on Pinch)

    10/20/2006 10:02:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies · 1,626+ views
    NY POST ^ | October 20, 2006 | PAUL THARP
    The New York Times Co. reeled yesterday from a 39 percent drop in profits as it came under a surprise attack from liberal politicians for gutting and damaging its sister Boston Globe...... pressure mounted on chief Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger to plug a drain of newspaper ad dollars being steadily siphoned away by the Internet. The profits bomb came as Sulzberger got scolded yesterday by a group of prominent politicians and business leaders in Boston, led by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), claiming Sulzberger and his team have committed a "terrible shame" by gutting the paper since acquiring it in 1993. In...
  • Indicting the NYT

    09/29/2006 7:19:24 AM PDT · by Renfield · 29 replies · 1,060+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-29-06 | Thomas Lifson
    Henry Mark Holzer, writing in Front Page Magazine, makes the very strong case that the New York Times will be indicted for violating the Espionage Act for publication of details helpful to the enemy in the story of wiretapping of internatrional phone calls involving an American end of the conversation. I won’t bother to recapitulate his points because he makes them concisely and you should follow the link. Should indictments be brought, the resulting prosecution and possible trial (I don’t rule out plea agreements once the defendants grasp the prison terms awaiting them and the strength of the case against...
  • DFU SONG: End of the World (Pinch Sulzberger must be unhappy over Taliban commander's death)

    08/26/2006 1:42:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies · 472+ views
    DFU SONGS ^ | 8-06 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Writing the history of our time in song. MIDI - END OF THE WORLD Poor Taliban's big commander He's gone and that's too d*mn bad The New York Times sees the end of the world Pinchy, the quisling poofer's sad Where is the big Spring offensive His readers really are mad The New York Times sees the end of the world And Pinchy, the quisling poofer's sad He wakes up in the morning and he wonders How can he hurt our country today He calls a spook source and is screaming, of course I need some secrets right away! What...
  • Throwing Pinch Overboard

    08/16/2006 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 54 replies · 3,260+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 16 August 2006 | Thomas Lifson
    It has finally happened. The left is beginning to turn against New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., known far and wide as “Pinch.” It is simple to understand why: the New York Times is becoming a failing business under his stewardship, and the Left needs the NYT. Faithful readers of The American Thinker have known this for over two years, as we have chronicled the journalistic and economic decline of the New York Times Company. We started warning investors that their money was at risk before the common stock lost half its value. We slogged through to SEC...
  • Dynasty of record restocking - Pinch’s reign sees big Times’ share buybacks

    07/31/2006 2:38:47 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 20 replies · 935+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, July 31, 2006 | Brett Arends
    The famous Sulzberger dynasty is quietly tightening its financial grip on the New York Times and the Boston Globe, a new analysis shows. And it’s using shareholders’ cash, instead of its own, to do it. A Herald examination of Times financial filings shows that since Arthur “Pinch” Sulzberger Jr. took over as chairman in 1997, The New York Times Co. has bought up almost one-third of the stock held by outsiders. Meanwhile the Sulzbergers themselves have “basically held their shares,” says company spokeswoman Catherine Mathis. And so, without spending a dime, the storied newspaper dynasty has raised its stake to...
  • Biased NY Times And Post Badmouth Bush

    07/26/2006 4:27:38 AM PDT · by linwms · 16 replies · 898+ views
    www.LindseyWilliams.org ^ | July 2, 2006 | Lindsey Wilger Williams
    July 2, 2006Biased Times And Post Badmouth Bush The New York Times has done it again – laced Uncle Sam’s feet in a sack for the race between liberty and terrorism.  It revealed last week a secret monitoring program for international electronic bank transfers between Al Queda cells.This was done legally with cooperation of the Brussels-based Worldwide Interbank for Financial Telecommunication.  The “Gray Lady” of journalism (so called presumably for venerable age) considered this an encore for a similar, irresponsible revelation last December.  In that, the Times asserted the National Security Agency (NSA) was tapping illegally into telephone calls...
  • 'MISBEGOTTEN' TIMES (narrowness, Mr. Sulzberger, not width): PINCH'S NON-APOLOGY APOLOGY

    07/18/2006 6:04:58 PM PDT · by Mia T · 43 replies · 2,077+ views
    C-SPAN | 7.18.06 | Mia T
    'MISBEGOTTEN' TIMES(NARROWNESS, MR. SULZBERGER, NOT WIDTH) PINCH'S NON-APOLOGY APOLOGY by Mia T, July 18, 2006 WAR AND TREASON AND THE NEW YORK TIMES by Mia T, December 29, 2005       inch Sulzberger scurried to the C-SPAN confessional even as the fires raged under the mammoth heap of ash and twisted steel that was once the Twin Towers and 2801 human beings. He had to make certain no one would blame The New York Times. The Times' 1996 endorsement of bill clinton1 was the problem. The endorsement, you may recall, was contingent on clinton getting a brain transplant--specifically of...
  • WHY BIN LADEN WANTS HOME DELIVERY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES

    07/10/2006 10:40:10 PM PDT · by Mia T · 71 replies · 29,541+ views
    7.11.06 | Mia T
    WHY BIN LADEN WANTS HOME DELIVERY OF THE NEW YORK TIMESby Mia T, 7.11.06 IN A 'PINCH': RETHINKING THE FIRST AMENDMENT(Which came first, the 'journalist' or the traitor?) by Mia T, 6.27.06 "What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary." James Madison hen the founders granted 'The Press' special dispensation, they never considered the possibility that traitors in our midst would game the system. But that is precisely what...
  • NY Times Reporter Body Armor Vulnerability Analysis - PARODY (but rings true)

    07/08/2006 3:00:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 880+ views
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | July 8, 2006 | Red Square
    NY Times Reporter Body Armor Vulnerability Analysis Author: Red Square, Location: Karl Marx Treatment Center Post Posted: 7/8/2006, 3:30 pm Earlier this year the New York Times courageously exposed vulnerabilities of US body armor, accompanying the story with a controversial diagram and a leaked Pentagon paper in a PDF file, identifying the best areas to shoot at. Today the Pentagon responded by releasing a diagram that details vulnerabilities of the New York Times journalists, which analysts predict is about to become the focus of a new media fury. "The Pentagon released the results of their secret research despite our strongest...
  • New York Times Protested by FreeRepublic and AIM, Washington DC, 7/03/06: After-Action Report

    07/06/2006 5:52:32 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 118 replies · 6,099+ views
    DC Chapter, FRee Republic | July 6, 2006 | Albion Wilde
    WASHINGTON, DC, MONDAY, JULY 3, 2006--The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com and the online watchdog Accuracy in Media (www.AIM.org) held a press conference and demonstration Monday at the Washington, D.C., bureau of the New York Times to protest the newspaper's publishing of stories exposing national security intelligence programs. The two conservative groups called for the prosecution of New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Executive Editor Bill Keller and reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau for "giving aid and comfort to al-Qaida." The initial group of 14 FReepers, led by FreeRepublic's National Spokesman Kristinn Taylor, soon swelled to 29 protesters. They...
  • IN A 'PINCH': RETHINKING THE FIRST AMENDMENT (Which came first, the 'journalist' or the traitor?)

    06/27/2006 6:49:08 AM PDT · by Mia T · 66 replies · 3,235+ views
    6.27.06 | Mia T
    IN A 'PINCH': RETHINKING THE FIRST AMENDMENT(Which came first, the 'journalist' or the traitor?) by Mia T, 6.27.06 hen the founders granted 'The Press' special dispensation, they never considered the possibility that traitors in our midst would game the system. But that is precisely what is happening today. (Hate America? Support jihad? Become a 'journalist!') This was bound to happen. The premise behind the First Amendment as it applies to the press--that a vigilant watchdog is necessary, sufficient--indeed, possible--to protect against man's basest instincts--is tautologically flawed: The fox guarding the White House, if you will. Walter Lippmann, the 20th-century...
  • PINCH SULZBERGER, PEARL HARBOR + TREASON-why we MUST prosecute The NY Times (HEAR Pete King et al)

    06/26/2006 11:59:14 AM PDT · by Mia T · 63 replies · 3,065+ views
    PETE KING, Hannity & Colmes, Fox News Sunday, Gabriel Schoenfeld | 6.26.06 | Mia T
    PINCH SULZBERGER, PEARL HARBOR + TREASONWHY WE MUST PROSECUTE THE NEW YORK TIMES by Mia T, 06.26.06       hy must we prosecute Pinch Sulzberger and The New York Times? The answer is really quite simple. And it is independent of the legalities1. It must be independent of the legalities. Prosecuting Sulzberger and the Times is both a moral and a survival imperative: If we don't prosecute them, if we declare Sulzberger and the Times untouchable by virtue of their press status, it follows that anyone intent on doing this country harm can simply call himself 'the press'...
  • N.Y. Times Shares Decline on Downgrade (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    06/09/2006 2:22:21 PM PDT · by abb · 25 replies · 905+ views
    AP ^ | June 9, 2006 | Staff
    N.Y. Times Shares Decline on Downgrade Friday June 9, 5:05 pm ET New York Times Shares Fall 1.6 Percent Following Analyst Downgrade NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of The New York Times Co. fell Friday after an analyst at Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to "underperform." Shares of the company, which also owns The Boston Globe and The International Herald Tribune, fell 38 cents, or 1.6 percent, to close at $23.66 Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, after falling to a 52-week low of $23.13 earlier in the session. Peter Appert, a newspaper industry analyst at Goldman Sachs, downgraded...