Friday, January 25, 2008

Slow Death of the Sun Times

What's the over-under? We figure two years.
  • Seventeen Chicago Sun-Times union newsroom employees were laid off in a flurry of phone calls Wednesday, while another two accepted buyouts, according to union officials, bringing the final total of union and non-union reporters, editors and others in the editorial department shed in this reduction to 36.

    That's about 10 percent fewer jobs lost than what the paper originally projected for a newsroom that numbered 221 employees in its attempt to cut its editorial payroll by around $3 million, part of parent Sun-Times Media Group's effort to cut $50 million in operating costs in a bid to return to profitability.
Keep canceling subscriptions. Every little bit helps.

Plus, it's good for the environment!

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41 Comments:

Anonymous Hey Moperah said...

Where's Mope-rah's Pink Slip?

Oh wait, she wouldn't accept it anyway, unless you called it a BLACKSLIP.

Pink is too close to flesh, which is too close to white, which she doesn't like.

1/24/2008 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Sid Hudgens said...

I stopped buying mine a long time ago and it feels good!

I attribute it ALL to their poor prioritization of problems in the city, burying good press, and turning into a waste of paper. Even the sports section started to blow. The only GOOD thing they did was expose Obama's real estate buddy and Blago's non-action of the CTA and the issues surrounding the CTA....which the legislature made more money off of us taxpayers via extra sessions..... in their editorials.

1/24/2008 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate having to perform the complicated origami needed to read the Trib, but after the front page debacle featuring the 3 year old Cozzi in the last few days, I finally canceled my Sun-Times subscription and will never buy another one.

It had been building, between Mary Mitchell's racist rants ( often with front page cahce ) and Doug Elfman's insanely left-wing television critiquing ( how does George Bush have ANYTHING to do with an episode of Desperate Housewives? ), that was the last straw.

I even heard Steve Dahl talking about how much of a gossip rag that the Times has become just last week. He said by the summer they'll have pics of three headed goats and alien babies on the front page. A National Enquirer wannabe, how sad!!!

1/24/2008 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They still don't get it, Suntimes your paper sucks!!!!!

1/25/2008 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so long, dicks!

1/25/2008 01:37:00 AM  
Blogger papa smurf said...

bye bye bitch times. time to apply at streetwise as an account specialist.

1/25/2008 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous 012 copper said...

I cancelled my subscription over the phone and made sure to tell the customer service rep exactly why.

1/25/2008 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

Perhaps their best coporate solution would be merging with the Daily Defender.

OOPS!!! After reading this morining's edition I believe they have done that already.

Rest in Chaos you piece of crap rag!!!!!!

1/25/2008 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance. The city will be a much better place without that lame attempt at journalism.

1/25/2008 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous MOPE-RAH FAN (NOT) said...

Well hoe,I mean how bout it? Did
mope-rah survive? This would be a great opportunity for the paper to dump that dead-weight under the guise of saving money; and to avoid
the "U just firing me cause Im a hoe, Im mean black" issues.......

1/25/2008 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So lets see the copper mentality.Hope the paper goes under.That helps our city.Less jobs less tax base.More tax for us. Nice. Same vein Then stop supporting the Catholic Church that is for illegals and not for the USA.

1/25/2008 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As my grandma used to say... "Gods punishing you", for all the biased reporting and unwarranted humiliation you've caused to working men and women just to make a fat cat even fatter...GO FUCK YOURSELF.

From

An educated consumer who was tired of your one-sided reporting...

1/25/2008 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The SunTimes should merge with the Chicago Defender. If you compare thetwo, there is little, if any difference. Just read Mary Mitchell every day, the race-baiting whore.

1/25/2008 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Classic Corporate World Pussies, don't have the balls to tell someone in person. Time to rise up, lock& load on corporate America. You clowns that think you're gonna stand tall in you Ninja Suits protecting Boeing, you need to decide who's side you're really on??

1/25/2008 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's paper had a dozen blank pages. No wonder they are going broke.

1/25/2008 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They must have laid off all the proof-readers. The caption under Stroger's funeral picture says Chicago Police, and you can clearly see the Cook County patch on the arm.

1/25/2008 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work and do not buy the scum times. No great loss to the City at all.

Now stop buying the Tribune!!

1/25/2008 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Mitchell will have to go find a real job.

1/25/2008 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ill give it less than that. the thursday business section was only three pages long,obits were only a page. after you pull out the filler ads and such there is nothing left

1/25/2008 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe now they'll understand that people will not allow reporters such as mope rah to continue their anti anything not african american reporting which is exactly why I cancelled my subscription,

1/25/2008 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake me when the race baiting Mary Bitchell get the ax!

1/25/2008 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the sooner these clowns shut down the better for everyone. The National Enquirer Chicago style

1/25/2008 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds eerily like the story line from "The Wire."

1/25/2008 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Moperah said...
Where's Mope-rah's Pink Slip?

Oh wait, she wouldn't accept it anyway, unless you called it a BLACKSLIP.

Pink is too close to flesh, which is too close to white, which she doesn't like.

1/24/2008 10:34:00 PM

she should of been fired first, along with that idiot stella foster both goofy columns! bye times maybe you will learn fuck with the bull you get the horns nice lesson huh!

1/25/2008 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sid Hudgens said...
I stopped buying mine a long time ago and it feels good!

I attribute it ALL to their poor prioritization of problems in the city, burying good press, and turning into a waste of paper. Even the sports section started to blow. The only GOOD thing they did was expose Obama's real estate buddy and Blago's non-action of the CTA and the issues surrounding the CTA....which the legislature made more money off of us taxpayers via extra sessions..... in their editorials.

1/24/2008 10:40:00 PM

At least at the tribune they have John Kass pro-police all the way!

1/25/2008 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey sneed can eddie burke get you job? you will need it soon your next!

1/25/2008 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*ATTENTION UNEMPLOYED JOURNALISTS*

The City of Chicago is now taking applications for Police Officer.

Qualifications:

Must be able to write CREATIVELY!
Must be alchohol and drug free
Must live in Chicago
Must be able to deal with reality
Must be an ADULT and not a BABY
Must face the REAL FACTS OF LIFE
Must STOMACH THOSE YOU DEFENDED
Must NOW QUIT being a BITCH!
Must NOW see the REAL WORLD!
Must Realize you MAY NOT QUALIFY

Thanks for applying!

1/25/2008 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fran Spielman can always find a job at city hall as Daleys press Secretary. Shes had years of practice with her pro Daley biased reporting.

1/25/2008 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Classic Corporate World Pussies, don't have the balls to tell someone in person. Time to rise up, lock& load on corporate America. You clowns that think you're gonna stand tall in you Ninja Suits protecting Boeing, you need to decide who's side you're really on??

1/25/2008 07:39:00 AM

Yep. I'm gonna protect Boeing, a patriotic American company, from lawbreaking commies like you.

1/25/2008 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will not buy the Sun Times until they fire Mary Mitchell and acknowledge that the reason being is that she is a contoversial racist bitch.

1/25/2008 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROT IN HELL SUN TIMES.

1/25/2008 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
maybe now they'll understand that people will not allow reporters such as mope rah to continue their anti anything not african american reporting which is exactly why I cancelled my subscription,

1/25/2008 09:16:00 AM

Dump her maybe i will resubscribe keep that race baiting bitch and more will get laid off and the times will be out of businees soon!

1/25/2008 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous kindofliberalwhiteguy said...

To 4:40 p.m.:

Fire her because she does not agree with your viewpoint? She is a voice for the black community and if you do not like her turn the page.

1/25/2008 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can SCC start a collection to buy Moperah a snowmobile?

1/25/2008 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

012 copper said...
I cancelled my subscription over the phone and made sure to tell the customer service rep exactly why.

1/25/2008 01:58:00 AM
................................................You never had a suscription. You stop the Sun-Times truck on midnights for your free .50c paper!

1/26/2008 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will not buy the Sun Times until they fire Mary Mitchell and acknowledge that the reason being is that she is a contoversial racist bitch.
1/25/2008 04:40:00 PM

Gee, except for the racist part, I feel the same way about Jay Mariotti!

1/26/2008 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yep. I'm gonna protect Boeing, a patriotic American company, from lawbreaking commies like you.

1/25/2008 03:32:00 PM"

Funny that you would call me a commie while you type on your communist china computer,sitting in your communist china chair, wearing your communist china panties.Boeing outfits their planes w/parts made where? Communist China. Your ignorance shines through, but one would expect that from a Corporate Suckhole Punk!!

1/26/2008 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i stopped buying the skum times and tribune months ago. i try not to watch the news too much either. i hate em all on how they lie to the public and treat the police>

1/26/2008 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sun-Times is a piece of shit rag, getting thinner and thinner. And has anyone actually seen Stella Foster? She is about three times the size of the picture in her column and her face is like a grease pit. Pretty scary shit there.

1/26/2008 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Royko's Ghost said...

Funny thing is, if the Sun-Times were to do a complete 180, print the many things their reporters' researches have discovered over the years, and that the editors have suppressed, they just might save their business.

Because, I'm sure that there's been a mountain-sized amount of verifiable dirt dug up on all the usual suspects, more than enough to make the Sun-Times the most popular paper in town.

Apparently, those in charge would rather have the paper go bankrupt, than to use what they've got to keep it afloat.

It's not like reporting the truth has been a priority for them, but, it may not be too late for that to change.

All they would have to do is print what they've chosen not to print in the past.

If they had the balls.

1/26/2008 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger downtown walker said...

The suntimes is chicago defender LITE....no need to bad mouth the poor writers such as neil or mary look at the size of the paper.. the advertisers are abandoning the times .Soon only the Trib will be alive in Chicago.

1/27/2008 12:51:00 PM  

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