David Carr's delightfully sadistic evisceration of Sam Zell and the toxic-waste disaster that is today's Tribune Company left me ranting loudly from the kitchen while my wife tried to work in our home office. “Why do you still get so worked up about media?” she asked. “Why do you even bother?”
A fair question, to which I finally developed a two-part answer late in the day: 1. Because apparently I'm still not "over" media, or at least my belief in what media could be; and 2. Because the future of our society is just too damned important to consign its fate forever to the Zells of the world.