Standard Analysis?

A reader makes a good point about Howard Kurtz’s piece today, referencing this sentence:

    The essence of the debate is whether newspapers should bow to Wall Street demands for short-term results by slicing their staffs, or whether they are mortgaging their future by crippling the deeper news-gathering that separates them from television stations and Web sites.

Says our reader:

    It just sounds like he’s saying “The debate is whether the Tribune Co. is short-sighted and greedy, or whether the Tribune Co. is reckless and malevolent.” No argument here!