After what I wrote about Randy Michaels earlier this week, it's no wonder the Tribune Co. CEO doesn't care much for me. But who knew of his low regard for the whole business of bloggers?
The piece here about his edict banning 119 words and phrases from newscasts on news/talk WGN-AM (720) drew more than 100,000 hits and more than 325 comments to this site in just two days. It also got picked up by countless other bloggers (including the Chicago Tribune's own Eric Zorn and‚ Phil Rosenthal) and by most broadcast industry trade publications. One of them, Radio Business Report, reached out to Michaels for comment. Here's what Michaels said:
"I feel sorry for Bob.‚ If he thinks it's wrong for the CEO of a content company to focus on content, that could help explain why he is no longer paid to be in media."