Carr's NYT piece on Tribune Co. illuminates the fallacy of blaming 'net for newspaper decline

David Carr's epic piece in the New York Times today on the reckless, misogynist culture that flourished at Tribune newspapers under Sam Zell and cohorts is a must-read. Carr documents arrogant frat-boy hijinks and wasteful, greedy actions of higher-ups, all of which led to deeper and deeper bankruptcy—cultural and financial. Reading this piece, I kept thinking: What bullshit, blaming the internet for the decline of traditional print media. Good old media baron fatcats do the job just fine. Hard-working news reporters deserve better. As do the people who read, and rely on, these great American institutions.