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Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

The massive leveraged buyout of the Tribune Company by Chicago real estate magnate Sam Zell—the 65th richest man in America according to Forbes, with a personal fortune of $4.5 billion—is in the beginning stages. My bet is that it will result in a tsunami of layoffs, buyouts, firings, and wrecked careers and lives. According to the Jan. 25, 2007 Newstrack, the media industry slashed 17,809 jobs in 2006, an 88% increase over the 9,452 jobs lost the prior year. Last year, we watched The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News fall into the hands of a local consortium of investors that has neither newspaper experience

Two Continents and the Pentagon Roiled Feb. 7, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 10 IN THE NEWS Embassies torched as cartoon furor grows DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Furious Syrians set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed showed no signs of abating despite calls for calm. —Rasha Elass, Reuters, Feb. 5, 2006 Joint Chiefs Send Rare Protest letter to 'Wash Post' Over 'Reprehensible' Toles Cartoon NEW YORK — A Tom Toles editorial cartoon published in The Washington Post on Monday and on its Web site has drawn a very rare and very strong

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