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  •  Free Mumia! (1+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude

    Well it would be nice if there was a paper that would support  that. I've actually worked in more newsrooms than Glenn Greenwald. I probably know more about how they're strong and how they fail than he does.

    •  Hopefully they'll hire people who know (2+ / 0-)
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      electinintegrity, markthshark

      the business. Glenn's still pretty new at this. He's more of an analyst/editorial kind of guy. I'm sure that he's gotten some great advice from many pros, and will hire some of them. Also, agreed on that hot OWS woman.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 08:38:14 PM PDT

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      •  Well the truth of the matter is... (0+ / 0-)

        ...there isn't really that much money in real journalism. All the money is in toadying and lying. Or why are Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh multimillionaires? It pays better to be a republican mouthpiece. It hardly pays at all to be principled. But they won't have the problems of the Guardian. There won't be a print component bleeding the trust fund dry. The infrastructure is a once build thing and then you're just looking at tools and paying people.

        •  Somehow I don't think that Glenn (1+ / 0-)
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          got into this or his previous field for the money.

          "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

          by kovie on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 09:20:07 PM PDT

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          •  The problem isn't whether Glenn is materialistic.. (0+ / 0-)

            ...the question is whether Pierre realizes that he might not get that $250 million back. From what I've read he wanted his Hawaii press model to be a self sustaining business. It might be able to break even but profitable? Writing honestly about power? Also, what's the time frame for self sustainability? Five years? Ten? I am thinking about how that could work for a longer piece that I'm doing...

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