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Hedging The Reader's Bets

New owners better or worse than Zell?



    Which paper would you rather work for?

    With Sam Zell reportedly on the way out of one local news shop and a hedge fund definitely on the way in to another, we stop to ponder which one you'd rather work for:


    ZELL: Nicknamed the Grave Dancer.

    HEDGE FUND: Creates the graves.


    ZELL: Rides motorcycles.

    HEDGE FUND: Exploits business cycles.


    ZELL: Iconoclastic.

    HEDGE FUND: Morally elastic.


    ZELL: Exploits mobile home residents for profit.

    HEDGE FUND: Exploits mobile capital for profit.


    ZELL: Doesn't like to wear a tie.

    HEDGE FUND: Doesn't like to wear too many employees on its payroll.


    ZELL: Expert at avoiding taxes.

    HEDGE FUND: Taxes?


    ZELL: Thinks Craigslist stole his advertising.

    HEDGE FUND: Thinks hookup from Craigslist stole his wallet.


    ZELL: Thinks Google steals his stories.

    HEDGE FUND: Invested in Google.


    ZELL: Knows nothing about running a newspaper.

    HEDGE FUND: Knows nothing about running a newspaper.


    Steve Rhodes is the proprietor ofThe Beachwood Reporter, a Chicago-centric news and culture review.