Monday, August 02, 2010

Why Bob Herbert Represents the NYT's double-digit IQ

Bob Herbert give affirmative action journalism a bad name, but the NYT gives corporate malfeasance a place to hang its hat, all the while hiding behind Baghdad Bob's usual marxist dither. When the NYT goes the route of Newsweek, which shouldn't be long, there will be plenty of forensic evidence on how NYT accomplished its own demise.

• "After weeks of labor tension and 12 hours of suspenseful voting, members of the Newspaper Guild at The Boston Globe narrowly rejected a proposed package of wage and compensation cuts. As a result, the newspaper's owner, The New York Times Company, said it would proceed with its threat to unilaterally impose a 23 percent salary cut."--news story, New York Times, June 9, 2009

• "The treatment of workers by American corporations has been worse--far more treacherous--than most of the population realizes. There was no need for so many men and women to be forced out of their jobs in the downturn known as the great recession. Many of those workers were cashiered for no reason other than outright greed by corporate managers. And that cruel, irresponsible, shortsighted policy has resulted in widespread human suffering and is doing great harm to the economy."--Bob Herbert column, New York Times, July 31, 2010

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