LA Times Insider Launches Anti-Zell Blog

Anonymous journo bashes paper's owner as heads keep rolling
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2008 8:14 AM CDT
An insider at the Los Angeles Times has launched a blog attacking Sam Zell, the owner of the Tribune Company.   ((c) Omar Omar)
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(Newser) – Heads continue to roll at the Tribune Company, but one staffer is aiming to prove the pen is mightier than Sam Zell's ax, reports the New York Times, with new blog The site is airing the gripes of Tribune's disgruntled journalists, and is finding plenty of fodder—from top-level resignations at the LA Times to publishing the unreleased list of employees facing layoffs.

The site is managed by an anonymous insider at the LA Times—he's on the editorial staff, "for now at least"—who goes by the moniker "InkStainedRetch." The Times' media columnist said that the site holds a macabre fascination for the paper's employees. "They are amused, and since there isn’t an official accounting of those involved in the current layoffs, people turn to it to get an update."