Posts Tagged ‘Knight Ridder’

The Terrorists Won

It is getting harder and harder to believe that September, 11, 2001 was, well, almost NINE YEARS AGO.  To hear our politicians speak, you’d think it was last week.  We’ve grown accustomed to onerous waits and pointless hoop-jumping in airports, endless and expanding wars all over the globe, militarized policing, the mainstreaming of torture, and [...]

Book saloon: “knightfall,” by davis merritt

UPDATE:  This morning, McClatchy announced that it would cut 1600 jobs, or 15% of its workforce. Telling a depressingly familiar story now playing out across America, Davis Merritt, in his excellent book “Knightfall,” outlines the bottom line driven collapse of the Knight newspaper chain after its merger with Ridder, (both now debt-laden and ailing subsidiaries [...]