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Sam Zell Brings Hope, Leaves Sass At Home–But What About the Moosehead Joke

dfafasdfsd.jpegTribune Co. CEO Sam Zell visited the Newport News Daily Press newsroom yesterday and didn’t say anything. Sure, he offered a vision of hope and all. But Barack Obama could have given them that. We’re guessing the “D-Press” staff was hoping for a “fuck” here or a “tits” there, but, as it turns out, there was nary a pussy to be found.

You can sense the disappointment just dripping off this story they wrote about it:

Joined on stage by his second-in-command, Randy Michaels, and Daily Press Publisher Digby Solomon, Zell took a more tempered tone compared with more expletive-filled speeches he has delivered at tours of other Tribune newspapers over the last two months.

What happened? Is Zell trying to tone down his act?

Update:

The Tip Box yields this:

In Zell’s speech, there were actually a handful of expletives, but most of them by his #2. There was also a joke about Moosehead (in Virginia it’s known as a beer, in West Virginia it’s a misdemeanor.)

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