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St. Paul vs. Minneapolis, just like in the good old days....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Rosie, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    yeah, that's just stupid. the credibility of par ridder and his cronies is in question here. why would this tarnish the pipress?
  2. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    That's what I was trying to figure out.
  3. Taylee

    Taylee Member

    I can't wait to see the star-trib's response to this.

    I read the entire lawsuit filed by the pioneer-press. hell, it was more enjoyable than many novels I've read.

    this is truly going to be a great newspaper war.
  4. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

  5. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    Monday was the first day of the three-day hearing focusing on Par Ridder and what he exactly did was full of disclosures. Lean Dean was there. A roundup (the first is the most interesting!):
    * <a href=http://www.rakemag.com/today/media/archive/001977.aspx#comments>From the Rake magazine in the Twin Cities</a>
    * <a href=http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1266979.html>The Star Tribune account</a>
    * <a href=http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_6228206>The Pioneer Press account</a>
    * <a href=http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/06/25/pipresslawsuit>The last AP account</a>
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That Rake piece is interesting... subpar is screwed in this....

    He's either the most arrogant prick ever, or the dumbest person in charge of anything (yeah, including him) on the planet..
  7. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

  8. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    It looks like Avista and the Strib are screwed on this one, but I sure hate to see Lean Dean pad HIS pockets with a juicy settlement or court room victory. If the judge of this case is a fan of journalism/newspapers, maybe he could have both sides lose.
  9. Bump_Wills

    Bump_Wills Member

    Let's see: Daddy runs one of the country's best newspaper chains into the ground. Son is, by way of his own testimony, either one of the dumbest or most brazen executives in the business (or maybe both). Somewhere, a Ridder -- presumably the one who was smart enough and resourceful enough to build the empire that these two chuckleheads have squandered -- is rolling over in his grave.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    True. But while I hate to see Lean Dean make dime one (I too am a refugee of one of Dean's plant closings), it would come at the expense of a boob like Ridder and a group like Avista that thought it could come in and screw with an industry...
  11. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    par's arrogance is incredible. imagine the chutzpah it takes to return a blank thumb drive - but not the thumb drive with the confidential info.

    i agree with everyone here that lean dean is a dong but i'd love to see par get his comeuppance and be barred from working there for a year (or more?). i love when arrogant pricks have to face actual consequences for being arrogant pricks.
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