Tribune gets on Connecticut AG’s bad side

April 9, 2009

I’ve written before about the government extending aid of one sort or another to newspapers, particularly in Connecticut. Today’s semi-flip entry also takes place there.

Media-friendly state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is threatening Tribune Co with a reading of the media ownership rules riot act over its decision to consolidate its television operations in Hartford with the Hartford Courant. He’s none too happy with the bankrupt publisher/broadcaster’s plans because they could result in job losses. He asked Tribune Chief Executive Sam Zell some pointed questions about Tribune’s plans in Hartford, Here is a PDF of the letter:

Tribune Letter

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I think the everyone in the AG office should retire including the idiot who runs the show
The only difference between the AG office and organized crime is one is sanctioned by the state and one is not. If you ever butt heads with them they will stop at nothing to destroy you. If you think Dick Blumenthal is looking out for you the citizens of CT you are dead wrong, what Dick does Dick does for himself.

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