A confession: I didn't know Colonel Tribune existed until Romenesko pointed me to this Mark Potts blog post.
Now, though, I'm weirdly fascinated by this quasi-historical, absurdist personification of the Chicago Tribune. And I'm wondering: if the Globe and Herald decided to follow suit, what characters would work best?
Recovering Journalist blogger Mark Potts today pans the NYT Co. for "wimp[ing] out" in the face of GateHouse Media's lawsuit--and, in the processes, advances the widespread notion that GateHouse's suit was unjustifiable:
[I]n waging an old-fashioned kind of newspaper war, GateHouse brought an antique blunderbuss to bear on a fight over a high-tech mosquito