Yesterday, New York Times media columnist David Carr penned an unusually personal (for the Times) and particularly caustic article remarking on bonus payouts in the newspaper business. Carr singles out two media companies: Gannett, which owns USA Today, and the Tribune Company, which, well, you already know where that one’s going.

Carr notes that despite a free-falling stock price and huge cuts in staff, former Gannett CEO Craig A. Dubow recently resigned with “$37.1 million in retirement, health and disability benefits. That comes on top of a combined $16 million in salary and bonuses in the last two years.” This leads Carr back to his excellent and vicious examination of the Tribune Company from last year, in which he described some of the dealings that led to the estimated $115 million in bonuses paid out to Tribune executives over the prior three years.