News-Press attorney Barry Cappello told the New York Times “We’re watching the end of the industry,” he said. “Journalists think they can write what they want when they want. I don’t know if that can survive in this age.” The remarks came in a March 19 Business section article.
Sharon Waxman covers the NLRB opinion detailed in last week’s blog entry by Matt Kettmann NLRB Files More Complaints Against News-Press.
Another revealing comment was also uncovered in January by the intrepid Ms. Waxman, when she quoted News-Press lawyer David Millstein: “When asked why Mrs. McCaw has consistently chosen legal action when she has felt wronged, rather than engaging in dialogue with readers or her news staff, [Millstein] said, ‘A cease-and-desist letter is a form of dialogue.'”
Extra Link: This story has international legs, with notice by The Guardian.