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Boobs hire boobs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SockPuppet, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    More idiocy from the Zell-ified ChiTrib: http://www.tribune.com/pressroom/releases/2008/06162008.html

    A contest winner gets hired to do local sales:

  2. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    this has to be fake... although I put it past no one not to do it.

    by the way, TTIUWOP.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Bless you, Sam Zell. If boobs and shorty shorts can sell that crap at Hooters, maybe it can save the newspaper industry!
  4. captzulu

    captzulu Member

    I think the news of the hire and the professional work history of the hire are real, but nothing else in that release is. I've seen a couple of their other releases announcing new hires that adopt a similarly silly and irreverent tone. Most of that would be blue-texted on here.
  5. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Yeah, well, that's certainly a way to gain respect in the industry.
  6. captzulu

    captzulu Member

    Here's the thing: If people actually like Zell and what he does, they'll say this just goes along with his attempt to shake up the newspaper culture, and that it's fine to not take yourself too seriously, that it shows a sense of humor, etc. Unfortunately, most in the biz don't like him. And the things he has done in regards to the product and the people since taking over haven't won him any popularity contests, so this just gets looked at as retarded.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Someone belives this?
  8. captzulu

    captzulu Member

  9. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Oh, now I get it ... hee, hee, ha, ha ... The Trib has a sense of humor and this is all just fun and games.
    Was the Dick Head who talked about byline counts being funny?
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Someone fell for it.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't get it.

    Was it a completely fake release?

    A real release phonied up?

    A real press release with wacky, sophomoric humor?
  12. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Tomorrow in the Chicago Tribune: Cubs sign pitching phenom Syd Finch.
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