Peter King Is Not A Fan Of You "New York Times People"

Monday, April 13, 2009

Peter King usually uses the last page of his Monday Morning Quarterback column for a collection of random thoughts, and in his last "thing he thinks he thinks", he decided to take a shot at the New York Times. The Times, who acquired the Globe recently, announced that the Boston paper is dangerously close to being shut down, much to the dismay of the state of Massachusetts and King....

You cannot be serious about shuttering the Boston Globe, you New York Times people. That's unjust and ridiculous and will be a black mark against anything you do journalistically in the long-term. How do you walk into the flagship journalistic institution in a six-state region and say, "Unless everyone in the building takes a monstrous pay cut, and a few of you walk away from your jobs forever, we're closing the place?'' What kind of management style is that?
I think everyone is in agreement that it would be a shame to lose an institution like the Boston Globe, and it's certainly good to have someone as widely read as King, to have in your corner.

Ten Things I Think I Think (SI: Peter King)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 4:05 PM

9 Comments:

It's the kind of management style of the current economic landscape, Peter. If you don't like it, donate some of your millions to help out.

GMoney said...
Apr 13, 2009, 4:08:00 PM  

Of course, the other option is working like a charm for the auto industry/city of Detroit/state of Michigan.

Since when did it become such a crusade to prop up dying industries? Look, I'm sorry you were around for 80 years Boston Globe and American Motor Companies, but the world doesn't need your shitty products anymore.

The truth hurts so move on.

Gibbon Jockey said...
Apr 13, 2009, 4:23:00 PM  

Yeah, if King is so enamored of the Globe, why isn't he chipping in tons of his money to save it? Where was his outrage when the Seattle PI or Rocky Mountain News went under? King isn't beneath using failing businesses as props to get his name out there, and this is obviously what's happening here.

Brian said...
Apr 13, 2009, 5:15:00 PM  

Peter King sucks, and so does Boston.

May everything they touch fail miserably.

JFreak said...
Apr 13, 2009, 6:41:00 PM  

That fainting sound you hear is Bob Ryan and Jackie MacMullen dropping on the news.

JamesCraven said...
Apr 13, 2009, 6:43:00 PM  

Maybe someone can explain to me why I'm supposed to lament the loss of an industry that is ridiculously outdated and lament the loss of writers who were unable to adapt to the changing medium?

Rob in WI said...
Apr 13, 2009, 10:14:00 PM  

The Boston Globe really ought to cease its printed version. So much cost is rolled up into that side of the business. There seems to be a huge amount of umbrage taken by the 'Globies' at this possibility, since it brings them 'down' to the level of those 'Internet cretins.' We all know The Globe is haughty and elite, with personnel whose noses are stuck high in the air. That's just the way they carry themselves there. The bow-ties are a dead giveaway. But the entity is indeed 'too big to fail' completely. If The Globe (and the NYT) can agree to devolve into an Internet-only offering, they'll be better off for it. I do take a lot of glee in knowing that Dan Shaughnessy is probably just a wreck now that everyone who sees him probably thinks, "Oh...it's Mister Lifetime Employment>' There are over 300 of these people walking around with a big scarlet 'L' on their chest. Serves them right.

Chris said...
Apr 13, 2009, 10:24:00 PM   Apr 15, 2009, 5:19:00 AM  
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