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    This story was reported at 4:54 am today on Marketwatch.com:

    http://www.marketwatch.com/news/sto...x?guid={73C5F83A-6BBA-454A-9AD3-8A725C96AE9A}

    As of now, 7:58am, there is NO mention whatsoever on the hometown "major" newspaper or on it's "continually updated" website.

    This is an $8.8 billion purchase of what is one of the, if not THE, largest publicly traded Boston region based company.

    The Globe "news service" is merely a sleeping shell owned by the NY Times.

    BTW, The Herald doesn't have it either as of now. But we don't expect them to - - they are three hung-over guys who get into the office around 10:00am anyhow.
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    Only about three years ago if you wet to "newspapers on-line" a Yahoo the Globe was on the first page,I think think the #8 most read paper. Now the last I looked it was on the last page. Who knows it may not even be listed now.
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    It's now 9:06 am and still nothing.

    Maybe they think that if they don't report it, it won't happen.

    I dunno. The largest local corporation being bought for $8.8 billion would be kind of a story I would expect the hometown newspaper/website not to be beat by the nationals on for over 4 hours.

    This is laughable.
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    The inevitable result of being taken over by the NYTimes, when was it? 15-20 years ago?? To be expected. Can't say I'm surprised or disappointed. Fact is, ALL newspaper-in-print companies are facing an increasing down-turn in ABC audits. Going steadily downhill. With the growth of the internet, more people every day get their news off the net.

    Blame Drudge. :D


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    True, but I don't blame Drudge (or, in this case, Marketwatch.com) .....I credit them. Economic history is replete with the better, faster, more efficient systems replacing the old ones that try to cling to yesterday's methods. Some old systems adapt, some - - like Boston Globe and Boston.com - - don't.

    In the meantime, Boston.com calls itself a website.
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    Good catch shmessy , i ll make sure to buy tomorows globe edition to see if the story will be published.
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    And credit they deserve. "Blame" = "credit" That's how I was using the term "Blame".

    :D


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