Since May, Los Angeles has had its own Web site dedicated to savaging Sam Zell and the crew that now runs the Tribune Company. According to this observer in LA, tellzell is maintained anonymously by an LA Times reporter fighting the despairing notion that “nothing that we can do can stop Zell, or job cuts, or the dumbing down of the Los Angeles Times.”
A friend asked if we have anything like it in Chicago. Nothing so focused and relentless, but I don’t hold that against Chicago. Zell’s one of our own. Out in LA he’s seen not merely as a Hun but as an invading Hun. At the Tribune they hope against hope that the Zell team knows what it’s doing. In LA they pray he sells the paper to somebody local.