When men in suits walk the halls of a newspaper

There have been a couple of sightings recently of men in suits being squired around the facilities of the Las Vegas newspaper by a high-ranking executive of said paper’s owner, Stephens Media.

The suits are said to be occupied by representatives of BH Media, one of the Berkshire Hathaway companies owned by billionaire Warren Buffett, one of the new people in the mood and with the wherewithal to buy newspapers these days.

This same high-ranking exec is said to be escorting the suits to two other Stephens Media newspapers this week, or so I hear.

From BH Media jobs webpage

 

33 comments on “When men in suits walk the halls of a newspaper

  1. Eddie InLiberty Hamilton says:

    Oh no; the RJ will morph into a liberal rag ?

  2. Steve says:

    The RJ already has morphed into a liberal rag.
    At the core is the extreme liberal print disguised as the Las Vegas Sun.

  3. Nyp says:

    Another Second Amendment moment today — this time in Shawnee, KS

  4. Steve says:

    You call the owner dying in self defense while shooting three of robbers, two injured enough they couldn’t run and the other hobbled enough making it possible for the cops to catch the other two…..a second amendment event.

    smh

    I call it a sad situation, but one that would have been much worse if not for that owner being armed and ready. The crooks got shot and arrested, instead of shooting and killing everyone in the place while robbing and looting it.

    And a gun shop, no less.
    I say that owner gave his life defending the rest of the people in that store.
    Good for him. May he rest in peace and the crooks rot in hell.

  5. Steve says:

    OH and the same goes for France….they took no prisoners.
    May those hostages rest in peace and the crazy bastard Islamist’s rot in hell.

  6. Murray, David - OSHA State (NV-SP) says:

    Extremely interesting. Paper Newspapers are going the way of Paper Encyclopedias. Although Buffet purchased World Book Encylopedia when it was within the Scott & Fetzer Vacuum Cleaner family. Buffet never makes a dumb move. This is ??? to me. Although Buffet is extremely saavy. The Nevada Energy acquisition by Berkshire was a home run. Thanks for bringing this to the surface.

  7. Buffett, or someone, may be kicking the tires, but buying …

  8. Nyp says:

    A Second Amendment moment in Idaho today: 3 dead, one wounded in an Arby’s.

  9. Steve says:

    Little known fact,
    fast food places are gun free zones. Employees and managers are not allowed to have weapons on site as a condition of employment. Even if they are CCW holders.

    Imagine the difference if this were not the case.

    http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2015/01/05/police-respond-to-shooting-in-south-austin/21278223/

  10. Nyp says:

    Yeah, we should arm all the Arbys employees. That’ll do it.

  11. Steve says:

    Damn good thing Tony was armed…I wish the same could be said for the Arby’s people.

  12. Rincon says:

    So to avoid these 2nd amendment moments, are we supposed to eliminate guns from the streets like we’ve done with illegal drugs and as they did with liquor during Prohibition?

  13. Athos says:

    Score one for Rinny!

  14. nyp says:

    I guess “American exceptionalism” means that we are the only industrialized country in the world in which it is completely impossible to enact rules that minimize the number of mass shootings. Must be something in our American drinking water that makes it unavoidable that people will walk into Wal-Marts and start shooting customers.

  15. Steve says:

    Yeah, in this country we don’t need a fake prophet to make fun of to give a bunch of crazy bastards a false reason to go in some place and shoot it all up.
    Here, we are one step ahead of the world, we are finding out the problem is people…not tools!

    Find a way to fix the people, nyp and you will also solve all the Middle East problems.

  16. bc says:

    nyp, here in Chicago there were four hundred something murders by guns last year and more than two thousand shootings where the victim survived. In an 80 hour period last summer during the 4th of July, 80 people were shot, at the end of that weekend the officers in CPD were exhausted from non stop work trying to stop all of this nonsense.

    I would bet that well north of 90 percent of the guns used in these shootings were owned illegally, the shooters did not have FOID (Firearm Owners Identification) cards that are required in IL to buy guns or ammunition and most were likely not able to own a gun anyway due to previous felony convictions.

    It is easy to talk about 2nd amendment moments when an extremely rare shooting by some nut happens in the burbs, but the real tragedy is the free fire zones in some cities like here in Chicago. Strong gun laws may stop a few of these shootings but not many, Chicago has always had the strongest gun laws in the nation and to what effect?

    Legal guns, by and large, are not the issue in gun crimes. People that are already prohibited from owning guns are the people who are doing the shooting. Stronger gun laws only affect those who are legally able to own a gun, not those who are doing the shooting.

  17. nyp says:

    Yup, Chicago likely has tough gun laws.
    The guns come from outside the city and outside the state.
    In NYC, the leading source of guns recovered in crimes is a Georgia pawnshop.

    As for those “extremely rare” mass shootings? 160 separate incidents between 2000 and 2013, with a tripling in recent years.

    But none of our children or spouses were involved, so what the heck. Out of sight, out of mind.

  18. Steve says:

    Where did those guns come from in Australia, Nyp?

  19. nyp says:

    ? Australia ?

  20. bc says:

    A good share of the guns used here come from Indiana, most from straw purchases which are illegal as well.

    160 shootings in 14 years nationwide, vs. some 3000 shootings in one city in one year. Vast majority of victims and shooters are folks of color, that is out of sight out of mind.

    I live a few blocks from one of the areas heavily affected by this violence and while I live on the “correct” safe side of the imaginary line surrounding this area, 200 of the children living there came to my door on Halloween this year. Do you know what I saw at my door? Lots of children, much like my own; younger than mine now and with different pigment in their skin, but smiley happy children. The people who supposedly speak for these folks politically, where are they? They are focusing on an inanimate object, the tool used by some folks to kill each other. The cops work hard at it but there is only so much they can do.

    Better laws in Indiana or other states might slow the flow of guns here but the problem is not the guns, the problem is drugs and gangs, the breakdown of families, the dads who are not around and the moms strung out on drugs so Grandma is raising the kids. Nobody is working, a friend of mine that works with kids at the high school over there has said if marijuana disappeared today, the economy of the west side would collapse as the children are all supporting grandma and the family by selling.

    Those 200 children at my door, how many of them will turn to the easy money of drugs and gangs? Where is the dad that I heard grunting out the door every morning heading to work? Or the neighborhood dads? When I drive through that part of town on a weekday afternoon all I see are well dressed guys standing on street corners, lots of them. None of them are working, none of them are providing the guidance or example that these 200 children need. They are provide an example all right, but not the example these children need.

    No Pete, these kids are not out of sight and out of mind, but those who claim to speak for them politically treat them as such.

  21. Steve says:

    Liberals,,,how quick they are to forget things that do not support their positions.

    Martin Place

  22. nyp says:

    Ah, right. So there is one terrorist attack. Guess that evens it up.

  23. bc says:

    nyp, what are you talking about? Evens what up? I tell you I believe that focusing on guns is not the answer to the death all around us and you talk about terrorist attacks in France?

  24. Steve says:

    By your figuring, it should be none…Australia has the strictest gun laws in the entire free world.

  25. nyp says:

    No, it shouldn’t be “none” — that’s a crazy idea. No system involving human beings is perfect. But that doesn’t mean some policies are not better than others.

    Australia had a plague of mass shootings. Then it enacted some pretty strict restrictive measures. Number of mass shootings plummeted. So did number of firearms-related deaths.

    But we could never do that here.

  26. Athos says:

    That’s right, petey. We CAN’T do that here, because we are a nation built on freedom, and have enough people that are aware of how totalitarian regimes work. (you know, like the old USSR, and Nazi Germany)

    But that won’t stop you and your ilk from trying to take our (the peoples) guns away, will it?

    Silly rabbit!

  27. Steve says:

    Sure but where did the guns come from? Australia is an Island!

    Fix the people…not the tool.

  28. nyp says:

    As I said, it must be part of the greatness that is America that we are the only industrialized country that cannot figure out a way to minimize the number of mass shootings.
    Then again, all those other countries — like Australia — are totalitarian regimes.

  29. Steve says:

    But where did the guns come from? Australia is an Island!

  30. Rincon says:

    “A good share of the guns used here come from Indiana, most from straw purchases which are illegal as well.”

    Good ammunition ( 🙂 ) for nyp. If the existing gun laws were enforced, at the sale level, it is likely that the flow of illegal firearms would be reduced, but Conservatives, who rail about not enforcing our immigration laws, suddenly have no respect for the properly enacted laws relating to guns. Closing illegal channels is worthwhile and Conservatives should get out of the way, but more laws is not the answer. Nevertheless, we have to also recognize that the genie is out of the bottle. A guns can remain functional for centuries. It’ll be a long time before guns would be hard to acquire in this country, even if sales were banned tomorrow.

    “Better laws in Indiana or other states might slow the flow of guns here but the problem is not the guns, the problem is drugs and gangs, the breakdown of families, the dads who are not around and the moms strung out on drugs so Grandma is raising the kids. Nobody is working, a friend of mine that works with kids at the high school over there has said if marijuana disappeared today, the economy of the west side would collapse as the children are all supporting grandma and the family by selling.”

    Bc’s point is well taken. There’s a reason why murder rates in some areas are near zero while the rates in others are astronomical. Liberals focus too much on the guns while Conservatives spend all of their efforts defending the guns rather than constructively focusing on the root causes of violence.

  31. Rincon says:

    I got curious about the causes of violent crime and found an interesting article in Forbes. The claim is that lead in paint and gasoline was responsible for a great deal of violent behavior and that its reduction is partially responsible for our drop in crime rates. It is a well researched theory that has a lot of evidence going for it. Maybe those environmentalists aren’t as bad as they look. http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2013/01/03/how-lead-caused-americas-violent-crime-epidemic/

    The shame is that the lead industry succeeded in fighting a ban for 50 years or so…aided I might add, by antiscience Conservatives. It is interesting that many of the high crime areas are those with older buildings with peeling lead paint. Perhaps the first step towards reducing crime, educating our children, and reducing poverty would be to better educate the public and to provide a few buckets of paint.

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