Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Tribune Co.'s Sam Zell Satirized in Daryl Cagle Cartoon

NEW YORK Daryl Cagle took a swipe at Sam Zell in a new editorial cartoon.

In the drawing, Cagle shows the Tribune Co. Chairman/CEO in front of dozens of typing monkeys. Zell says: "Each of them puts out three-hundred pages of text per year, they're really cheap, and someday they'll write 'Hamlet.'"

Cagle, of course, was satirizing the recent Tribune Co. announcement that reporters' productivity might be quantified in some way. The cartoon can be seen here.

In addition to doing cartoons, Cagle runs the massive cartoon site and the Cagle Cartoons syndicate. Cagle is not the first cartoonist to slam Zell. David Horsey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Tribune Media Services this winter criticized the Tribune Co. executive for his cost-cutting and blunt language, as reported in a Feb. 27 E&P story.

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