I suppose it’s a matter of perspective

The NY Sun excoriates the NY Times for hypocrisy. It seems the same sort of people the Grey Lady slams as greedy capitalists are welcome with open arms when it comes to restoring the their profitability. From the article:

That pretty much sums it up. When a director of an oil company tries to make profits for his shareholders, he is accused of “greed.” When a Wal-Mart director tries to make profits for her shareholders, she is lectured about being “tight-fisted.” But when The New York Times Company’s shareholders start getting restless for profits, where does Arthur Sulzberger Jr. turn to for “exceptional individuals”? Why, to veterans of the boards of Wal-Mart and Chevron. When it is the Times that is hoping to make the profits, somehow it isn’t “greed” but, as Mr. Sulzberger put it, “skills, expertise and leadership qualities.” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Is ‘NY Times Hypocrisy’ a tautological statement yet? It seems sometimes.

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