Crony Capitalist Props Up NYT

Writing that “an astonishing number of North American dailies are gasping their last,” veteran Mexico journalist John Ross (CounterPunch, 3/18/09) cites “a recent survey by the New York Times, itself on its last legs,” that “lists 75 daily newspapers of being at risk from sea to stinking sea,” and singles out how San Francisco Chronicle owner “Will Hearst threatens to close down the Chron if he can’t break the unions and turn the Comical into a scab rag.” Ross also looks at how “the New York Times has persuaded a Mexican billionaire to bail it out of impending shipwreck”: Well, […]