Hall to Lynch: ‘Oh no you didn’t!’

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 25 Comments

These are not easy times for the people who remain at The San Diego Union-Tribune. They know as much as we do about the newspaper’s new ownership, hotelier Doug Manchester and former local radio executive John Lynch, and their plans for a product that is a shell of what it used to be. The smart money says Manchester is interested in …

Manchester and Lynch’s “Rescue Mission” for the SD Union-Tribune deserves Commendation. Jobs are a Big Reason.

Jim Sills Jim Sills

Proving once again that  no good deed goes unpunished, Doug Manchester and John Lynch are getting criticism for trying to save a San Diego institution [the Union-Tribune] and the hundreds of jobs it provides for local families.  Here are a few points about that criticism: (1) No proposal regarding a new Charger Stadium has been approved by the San Diego City Council.  If one …

My Response To Jim Sills On John Lynch’s Support of Corporate Welfare

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes

Since comments to Sills’ last post appear to be closed, I’m placing my reply in its own post. This reply-reply-to-reply format is cumbersome, so I’ve shortened it — hopefully without distorting the meaning. Read the original thread linked above to get everything.  My comments are in boldface. I respect Sills’ spirited defense of alleged conservatives John Lynch and Doug Manchester, …

Conservative Businessmen buying the Union-Tribune is a Good Thing for San Diego. Here is Why.

Jim Sills Jim Sills

Yes, I know, that’s pretty obvious, isn’t it?  The paper’s  glacial liberal editorial trend may soon be reversed.  This correspondent  welcomes the change, and expresses thanks to Doug Manchester and John Lynch, Sr. for  investing their time and money into the community asset that is a Daily Newspaper.   That they do so for a paper which has lost some circulation and advertising …

U-T Must Shill For Chargers, Says John Lynch – UPDATED

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes 25 Comments

UPDATE: The news in the VOSD story is every bit as bad as I feared. From the story, John Lynch says: He wants that sports page to be an advocate for a new football stadium “and call out those who don’t as obstructionists.” “To my way of thinking,” Lynch said, “that’s a shovel-ready job for thousands.” … “We’d like to …

Is a Lynch Mob Coming to the San Diego Union-Tribune?

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 6 Comments

While the blogosphere and Twitterverse foams at the mouth over the spectre of hotelier Doug Manchester’s reported purchase of the San Diego Union-Tribune today, far more attention should be paid to the other key player on this team: former radio station owner and executive John Lynch. When it comes to newsroom operations, John Lynch is likely to have far more …