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Wsoxmike59
05-21-2007, 06:54 PM
While perousing the Cubunes website regarding an article about the Bleacher fans at Wrigley giving Rob Mackowiak a hard time this weekend, I noticed a link off the article to check out some of the Tribune's "classic sports photography"

Curious, I clicked on the link and I found this "gem". Look at the captions under the two photos.


http://images.pictopia.com.edgesuite.net/perl/get_image?provider_id=334&ptp_photo_id=374518&size=320x320_mb

Tribune Photo by Scott Strazzante August 30, 2002 Fans sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch of the Cubs/Cardinals' Friday at Wrigley Field.

http://images.pictopia.com.edgesuite.net/perl/get_image?provider_id=334&ptp_photo_id=374523&size=320x320_mb

Police and security guards on the field after the White Sox game Sept. 29, 1990. Tribune file photo by Charles Cherney

Unbelievable!!!! Those bastards suck ass!!

They couldn't mention that it was the last night game/Fireworks Night Grand Finale at the Old Comiskey???


NO..... SECURITY GUARDS AND COPS SURROUND THE FIELD????

Everything is rosey at Wrigley....it's all sunshine, halter tops, HR's, beer and sailboats on the north side.

But it must be unsafe to go to the southside, look at all those Cops and Security Guards surrounding Comiskey's field.

What total bull****. Anybody who claims the Tribune has no bias is either full of **** or oblivious to it. :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

tebman
05-21-2007, 07:48 PM
http://personal.stthomas.edu/dbass/RobertMcCormick.jpg

"Fine business, lads! Remind the unwashed who loiter on the South Side that only The Tribune speaks with authority on the parameters of taste! Those poorly-bred White Sox ruffians will rue the day they crossed the forces of The Tribune!"

Soxfanspcu11
05-21-2007, 08:21 PM
You act as if you are surprised!

Yes, indeed it sucks ass. But this has been going on for like, FOREVER!

You would think that the Cubune would try and cut back on this crap. I mean, we all know that employees of the Cubune reguarly check out this site. They have complained numerous times about WSI members using their "Copywritten" pictures.

I know that they have seen the "You Write the Cubune Headline" thread.

I would assume that they would know that continuing to have a bias would be bad for business. But they continue to do it. It's just sad at this point.

As an aside, whatever happened to that website that some members of WSI were going to start?? I think that it was going to be called, www.cubune.com (http://www.cubune.com) or something.

Is it up and running?? Is that the addy??

Wsoxmike59
05-21-2007, 08:25 PM
No, not surprised. Pissed off and insulted is more like it.

That was so blatant I couldn't believe the arrogance of those elitist pricks.

I'm glad I cancelled my subscription years ago.

Bite me Tribsters.

BeeBeeRichard
05-21-2007, 09:17 PM
It's not elitism or North Michigan Ave. vs. the South Side.

This will continue at least until every one of the greedy bastards employed by Tribune Co. can squeeze every last nickel out of the Cubs organization and its possible positive effect on the stock in their retirement accounts.

Many of those sportswriters, headline writers and other assorted stooges were forced to some degree to invest their retirement savings in Tribune stock and enjoyed a nice ride up on the coattails of grandfathered local media monopolies and other shrewd moves. With the advent of the Internet, craigslist and other factors eroding the core newspaper business, they've now taken the roller coaster ride back down -- along with the moron Tribune execs responsible for genius moves like the Times-Mirror purchase (and the assumption of a $1 BILLION tax bill). So now they've all redoubled their Cubune efforts to claw back whatever meager gains they can before Zell blows up their Chicago marketing machine.

It's called looking out for No. 1. Even though it smells like No. 2.

WhiteSox5187
05-22-2007, 12:32 AM
I'm curious to see if this bias will still exsist once Sam Zell (minority owner of the Sox) takes over the operation at Michigan Avenue.

bryPt
05-22-2007, 11:16 AM
stop reading. stop funding the tribune machine. hit them where it hurts the most, the pocket books.

tebman
05-22-2007, 11:32 AM
stop reading. stop funding the tribune machine. hit them where it hurts the most, the pocket books.

Might not have to. According to this story (http://www.suntimes.com/business/395815,CST-NWS-trib22.article), at least 54 newsroom staffers are headed for the exits.

skottyj242
05-22-2007, 11:47 AM
I like that pic of Old Comiskey.

SOXSINCE'70
05-24-2007, 02:33 PM
Might not have to. According to this story (http://www.suntimes.com/business/395815,CST-NWS-trib22.article), at least 54 newsroom staffers are headed for the exits.

More power to them.:angry:

gobears1987
05-24-2007, 03:53 PM
It's not elitism or North Michigan Ave. vs. the South Side.

This will continue at least until every one of the greedy bastards employed by Tribune Co. can squeeze every last nickel out of the Cubs organization and its possible positive effect on the stock in their retirement accounts.

Stock prices mean nothing for the Tribune now

http://www.tribune.com/pressroom/releases/2007/04022007.html

Vernam
05-24-2007, 06:22 PM
Might not have to. According to this story (http://www.suntimes.com/business/395815,CST-NWS-trib22.article), at least 54 newsroom staffers are headed for the exits.And I'm sure the independent thinkers (assuming there are any) have just as much chance of being kept as do the blatant ass-kissing Cub apologists.

Vernam