Philadelphia newspaper owners embarrass themselves

Former Philadelphia Daily News reporter Dave Davies on the Philadelphia Media Network sale saga:

There’s a really troubling implication here for all of us.

It’s widely believed among the newspaper staffs that the current owners favor the bidders that include Rendell, South Jersey power broker George Norcross, Flyers owner Ed Snider and others.
When Rendell spoke to reporters last week, he praised Philadelphia Media Network’s current CEO, Greg Osberg.

If the region’s largest media organization is bought by politicians and businesspeople with wide-ranging interests, and the management in charge will abandon journalism without a second thought to shill for the owners, we got trouble.

* Philly newspaper bosses embarrass themselves — and us

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