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The New York Times: Brokeback Paper?

By Wyatt Earp | December 8, 2008

Apparently, they’re going broke. Bawahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

The New York Times Company plans to borrow up to $225 million against its mid-Manhattan headquarters building, to ease a potential cash flow squeeze as the company grapples with tighter credit and shrinking profits.

The Times Company owns 58 percent of the 52-story, 1.5 million-square-foot tower on Eighth Avenue, which was designed by the architect Renzo Piano, and completed last year. The developer Forest City Ratner owns the rest of the building. The Times Company’s portion of the building is not currently mortgaged, and some investors have complained that the company has too much of its capital tied up in that real estate.

The company has two revolving lines of credit, each with a ceiling of $400 million, roughly the amount outstanding on the two combined. One of those lines is set to expire in May, and finding a replacement would be difficult given the economic climate and the company’s worsening finances. Analysts have said for months that selling or borrowing against assets would be the company’s best option for averting a cash flow problem next year.

Standard & Poor’s recently lowered its credit rating on the Times Company below investment grade, and Moody’s Investors Service has said it was considering a similar move. Times Company stock, which has lost more than half its value this year, closed on Friday at $7.64, down 30 cents. (H/TDrudge)

Gee, maybe if the reporters there actually reported the news, instead of, say, commented on it, their profits would rise. Pushing a liberal agenda immediately alienates half their readership. And they’re paying the price for it.

I, for one, welcome the news with a big, cheesy grin.

Topics: Evil = Funny | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “The New York Times: Brokeback Paper?”

  1. aj lynch Says:
    December 8th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    This is not surprising. Can you imagine a restaurant that screws up your order just because you are not a liberal? The MSM is spitting on its customers. How dumb can they be?

  2. RT Says:
    December 9th, 2008 at 3:52 am

    HA! D-bags.

  3. USA_Admiral Says:
    December 9th, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Sooner the better.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 9th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    AJ – Apparently, they’re pretty dumb, because they’re doing just that.

    RT – Well played!

    Admiral – Well, we could keep it around for wrapping fish and picking up dog poo . . .

  5. kaveman Says:
    December 9th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    The Chicago Tribune is also on the brink of bankruptcy.

    *Crocodile tears.*