Money for Journalism

There is none anywhere:

What a difference a day makes. On Monday, this blog reported The Philadelphia Inquirer was paying former publisher Brian Tierney $25,000 a month to run a national advertising campaign that flopped. Today, according to two sources, the newspaper fired Tierney.

Talk about a bargain! Or you could have hired six ad salesmen for $50,000 each for a year, but hey, all they’d do is sell shit, not “run a national campaign.” Fucking kill me now, that these people are in charge.


3 thoughts on “Money for Journalism

  1. As an example of how “we” don’t really care a lot about corporate ethics, saw an article that Paterno and family have filed a suit against the NCAA sanctions against Penn St.
    The article listed a grab bag of how they consider the NCAA santions (restrictions on bowl games, restrictions on the total of scholarships for football, etc.). The article repeatedly hammered how it was to reverse the NCAA to erase several years of winning seasons from Paterno’s record – taking him out of the title as the most winningest coach in history.
    Article also included how the Penn St fans are calling for the sanctions to be removed.
    So do we want a winning football season or do we want corporate heads to be held accountable for their ethics?

  2. At first I was somewhat sympathetic to JoePa’s surviving family, but after all the shit they’ve pulled, they can DIAF.

  3. Joining to one of your previous posts, how many interns could you get for $ 25 k a month? To make the number more “real”, that is $ 300k a year. If that is a typical market rate, sounds like the economy is peachy-keano for big business.
    But what is it with the unvoiced, and probably denied, idea that failure is better than success?
    I can trace it back at least to the Peter Principle and the debate over that book when it came out.
    I clearly remember a Dilbert cartoon where Dogbert unveils his plan for getting untold riches: He would mount an extremely visible and expensive project and fail at it in a epic disaster. Then future CEO types wouldn’t worry about the failure but instead give him credit as if he had succeeded. He could put on his resume that he had been responsible for a world-wide visible job costing billions of dollars. etc.

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