Over at Portfolio, Jeff Bercovici asked legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin what he thought of Rupert Murdoch‘s possible plans to buy Newsday:
“What’s the difference? […] What the hell do I care? The f***ing days are gone when you can worry about who owns what. Are people going to get paid? That’s all I care about. He’s a great newspaper owner if he pays. I’ve been critical of him. I’ve done a lot of stuff about him […] But that doesn’t mean my copyreader is supposed to go broke. You’ve got to be pragmatic on behalf of other people.”
As for current owner Sam Zell, Breslin says:
“I know he rides a motorcyle, don’t he? F***ing bulls****. If he’s starting to cut and it’s the first time around, well the Chicago Tribune, you can’t cut that. It’s the most overrated newspaper in America.”
Crap it’s good to find someone more bitter than we are.