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Philly Newspapers Sold To Creditors

By Wyatt Earp | April 29, 2010

Oh, that’s a shame. Maybe if the staff of the Inquirer and Daily News actually reported the news instead of their uber-liberal interpretation of it, the papers would be fiscally viable.

The staff of the two newspapers is relieved the process is over but worried about what comes next.

Inquirer columnist Dan Rubin says about the only thing he’s certain of is that the next step is going to be painful financially. Contract talks, on hold through the bankruptcy, will now proceed and the staff is expecting cuts, though newspaper guild vice president Diane Mastrill says she hopes otherwise:

“We’re hoping that the fact that they are hedge funds means they have – funds.”

I feel badly for Rubin, who has linked SYLG before and seems to be a genuinely nice guy. Most of the other writers? Not so much.

Downstairs at the Daily News, the staff is worried about staying open. Reporter Wendy Ruderman celebrated her recent Pulitzer Prize with a party last week.

If there is any justice, the next party that liberal hack Ruderman will be attending is her going away party.

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10 Responses to “Philly Newspapers Sold To Creditors”

  1. bob (either orr) Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I’d miss the sports in the DN. Christine Flowers’ column, too. Not much else.
    I wouldn’t miss the Stinky ‘coz I don’t buy it.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Bob – I like Christine, too. It always amazed me that the DN was so anti-police and yet so many police officers read the rag.

  3. bob (either orr) Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    You got Byko, who’s mostly pro-law enforcement… and that’s about it among the staff folks (although the DN by and large is much more supportive of the police than the Stinky… but then again, that isn’t saying very much). Also, the DN thinks Smurfconish is a conservative, not a Charlie Crist wannabe (minus the orange tan).

  4. Bitter American Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Sadly, the new owners are merely WaPo puppets. No change,..therefore, no hope. More people should’ve bought The Bulletin when it came back,…

    Hell, bring back the old Philadelphia Journal and the Page 7 girls!!! :)

  5. Randal Graves Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Who the hell actually buys a newspaper anymore:
    1. By the time it’s printed the news is a day old, which is an eternity in this age.
    2. Most of the opinion columns are written by d-bags who think they’re holier than thou.

  6. Dannytheman Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Haven’t bought those papers in 10 years, maybe 12.
    Some people there (writers)will now go out and find how it really is out of their idealistic world! Good. I do feel bad about the many folk who work hard every day printing at the Brideport/Swedesboro office.

    Bye Bye inky and DN.

  7. metoo Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Most newspapers are in financial straights right now with no one but themselves to blame. They need to take a page from Sgt. Joe Friday’s book…”just the facts, ma’am.” Try reporting the facts with no spin for a refreshing change.

  8. Bob G. Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Hell, I STILL miss The Evening Bulletin…
    (and I haven’t lived in Philly since 1997)

    And you DO make a good point about newspapers NOT reporting the (real and fair) NEWS.
    Good post & comments by all.

    And YES, I’m with “BA” – I always liked the Journal and those Pg 7 girls…mmmmm
    (fair AND “balanced”)


  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 30th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Bob – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Michael Smerconish is a piece of garbage.

    B.A. – It would have been nice to see it thrive and give the other rags competition.

    Randal – And they always feel free to tell Philadelphia what to do while they live on the Main Line. Hypocrites.

    Danny – Bridgeport, home of my maternal grandparents. Great little town.

    MeToo – If they did, they wouldn’t be in the mess they’re in now.

    Bob G – All they have to do is keep their opinions out of their news articles. It’s not that difficult, kids.

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