Thursday, April 12, 2007

Imus buys Rockford Register Star

No, wait a minute. That's not it. Uh...Register Star fires CBS? No.

The Rascal stepped out for a few hours this afternoon, and a couple of major media stories suddenly broke:

1) The Rockford Register Star has been sold by Gannett to an outfit called GateHouse Media, and 2) Don Imus got canned by CBS, which was inevitable after MSNBC dumped him.

As for the newspaper deal, the one big downside is that GateHouse has an intercapitalized name, which would be punishable by imprisonment if The Rascal ruled the world.

You know what I'm talking about, right? A couple of decades ago, some corporate dimwit thought it would be cleverly modern to tweak his company's name by shoving two words together while maintaining the capital letters at the start of each, as in AcmeWidgets. Well, now we've got countless such contrivances, like SwedishAmerican Hospital -- and GateHouse Media.

As for Imus, what can I add to what's already been said? Good riddance!

2 comments:

MR. BASEBALL said...

THIS IS THE BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR THE RASCAL TO FINALLY GET INTO POLITICS. HE BECOMES A MAJOR CELEBRITY AS THE NEW POLITICAL COLUMNIST OF THE REGISTER STAR UNDER THE NEW OWNERS, WHICH LAUNCHES HIS RACE FOR CONGRESS, THEN THE SENATE, AND THEN...AND THEN...JUST REMEMBER YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST. YOURS TRULY COULD THEN BE APPOINTED THE FIRST FEDERAL COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL TO OVERSEE THE GAME IN THE INTEREST OF THE FANS.

The Rascal said...

Yeah, sure, I'll start down that road as soon as somebody shows me the money, BIG MONEY!