Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald gives ample space (6/12/09) to New York Times chief Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to proclaim he had "no alternative other than to proceed with the wage reduction" of 23 percent at the Boston Globe, because the Globe union's "Guild leaders made [agreement] impossible," and even quotes the Newspaper Guild president admitting "mistakes were made." But the telling part comes in a quote showing even the most corporate of figures aghast at NYT Co. conduct:
Retired General Electric CEO Jack Welch "tweeted" on Twitter yesterday and blasted the Times Co.'s "brutish" treatment of Globe workers. Welch said the Times "certainly would be crucifying any company with labor practices like theirs."
When your lefty media criticism is coming from a notoriously hardnosed media owner like Welch, you know we're in trouble. Listen to FAIR's radio show CounterSpin: "Jonathan Tasini on the Boston Globe/GM" (6/12/09).