Comments on: Taking a trash-talking Murdoch lieutenant to task http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/01/taking-a-trash-talking-murdoch-lieutenant-to-task/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JCB3 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/01/taking-a-trash-talking-murdoch-lieutenant-to-task/#comment-16701 Tue, 13 May 2014 03:04:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2645#comment-16701 Interesting that Robert Thompson was contradicted by his former employer, the FT.

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By: willich6 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/01/taking-a-trash-talking-murdoch-lieutenant-to-task/#comment-16591 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:52:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2645#comment-16591 I tend to agree with Robert Thompson in his criticism of the Wash Post. The paper is not what it once was – a paper with an attitude – brash and aggressive and willing to take on all comers.. It’s degenerated into a ‘less than influential’ paper spinning the ‘news’ and beholden to special interests (insert here WH).. The inherent reluctance to embrace a ‘digital future’ is a significant part of this ‘stuck in the past’ culture..

As a long time subscriber, I can clearly see the ‘self importance’ that staffers and writers there slather themselves in. “High Priests” is a great analogy – but like all ‘religions’ they eventually fall out of favor – and then nobody listens anymore.
It’s time for Bezos – who has had a ‘hands off’ policy up to this point – to get involved and remake this great paper with a new image..

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