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November 24, 2008


Dave Mastio

All his actual ideas aside, the most important thing I think he gets across is the sense of urgency. Too many people still don't act like the building is on fire.

Merrill Brown


With all due respect, what has Mr. Zell said here that you or Mr. Mutter or any number of folks haven't been saying for a decade or so? Better question is what was he actually thinking when he made the acquisition. Why didn't he call Mark Potts before he did since he might have gone in with a clearer view of the challenge? The problem with newspapers is the legacy of Woodward and Bernstein?

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