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  • All’s well that ends Zell

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 11, 2008 | 2:00 am

    Los Angeles Times owner Sam Zell didn't file for bankruptcy because the newspaper business is being battered by the recession or by online competition. He went into Chapter 11 because of the irresponsible and boneheaded deal he made to take over Tribune Co. in the first place....
  • Zell it, Sam; Cool it, Orit; 40 million Frenchmen

    August 7, 2008 | 12:06 am





    Sell It, Sam

    Nice editorial on the demise of the L.A. Times as we have known it and loved to hate it all these years ("Sell It, Sam," Aug. 1).

    Didn't anyone realize when Sam Zell bought the Tribune Co. that real estate value was at the top of his list?

    And as to the problems of...
  • Sell it, Sam

    By Rob Eshman

    July 30, 2008 | 11:39 pm

    First they came for the Outdoor section, and I said nothing. Then they combined and demoted the Opinion and Book Review sections, and I said nothing.

    Then they sloughed off hundreds of journalists, and I said nothing. Then they fired another 150 writers and editors, took away the...

  • Fake L.A. Times: Polygamists pen TV deal

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2008 | 7:54 pm

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    This is Not the Los Angeles Times

    The Los Angeles Times has already become a parody of itself, but in case you hadn’t gotten the joke, check out Roy Rivenburg’s new faux-news site, Fake L.A. Times.

    The site reports that San Diego has been sold to ease the state budget woes, that...

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  • The Los Angeles Bagels

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 9, 2008 | 10:30 pm

    What's the difference between Sam Zell's Los Angeles Times and Sam's Bagels on Larchmont?

    None, if you take Mr. Zell's words to heart. He told his Tribune Co. employees in June that "we're in the business of satisfying customers, and we will respond to what they say they want."...

  • Sam Zell is one tough Jew

    By Bill Boyarsky

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Happily for them, most of the old-time Los Angeles anti-Semites who used to hang out at the downtown California Club are either dead or too old to care that a Jew is on the verge of owning the L.A. Times.

    Not just any Jew. Sam Zell looks as though he's one tough Jew, probably even...
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