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Date Posted: 04:50:19 10/07/16 Fri
Author: Mack Swell Haus
Subject: Re: Update required
In reply to: Good Till the Last Dropped Dead 's message, "Re: Update required" on 03:21:06 10/07/16 Fri

If Dick had created a newspaper based on the Wall Street Journal, editorially conservative but more or less down the middle with news coverage that adhered to high standards, he could have taken down the PG. Instead, he chose to give them, and forced his employees to create, a hybrid blending the worst of the NY Post, Weekly World News and National Enquirer with occasional excellence from Prine, Conte, Bumsted or Erdley. I bet some working there were as disgusted as outsider Trib critics. The PG has never been that good and a better quality Trib could have outdone it. But Dick's vision, shored up with inherited money and hype, couldn't long survive him.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Update required -- Chockfull O. Knutz, 21:27:31 10/08/16 Sat [1]

Your theoretical premise, however, is correct. In spite of his bank account, he wasn't up to it.

WSJ has fine arts coverage and so on. Dick never cared about that. Look at the motley Trib features crew of the past, many now former staffers still freelancing. No, Dick would have had to focus on excellence to create a WSJ-like paper. He paid lip service to excellence but it never was his goal.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Re: Update required -- Dewey Decimal, 06:27:42 10/09/16 Sun [1]

Features? Biggest part of features anymore are ex-Tribber Rege Behe's boring freelance book reviews and author articles, sure to be ignored by the few readers the Trib still has. That small group can always shed tears to "Our Stories," Togneri's mawkish "human interest" coverage.

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