Published on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 16:38
Just days after the New York Times did a huge expose on the current Tribune Company's management troubles
and crude, sexist attitudes, one of the company's top executives sent out a troublesome, crude, sexist email company-wide. It was revealed today that Lee Abrams, Tribune Company's Chief Innovation Officer -- a title & position created just for the radio friend of CEO Randy Michaels -- sent out an email yesterday with jokes and links to comedic videos that many found offensive.
The Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal wrote about the latest embarrassing incident for a Tribune executive for the newspaper's website today. That detailed report can be found HERE
In Phil Rosenthal's report, he quotes Chicago Tribune Editor Gerould Kern as saying complaints have been filed within the company's Human Resources Department over the inappropriate corporate e-mail. Of course, Lee Abrams was not available for comment.
Whenever an unflattering article is published about the Tribune Company, which seems to happen with great regularity this year, Randy Michaels sends out an email asking his employees to keep up their morale and "ignore the noise." After the New York Times article was written last week, he again urged employees to "ignore the noise." As these troublesome incidents and stories continue to mount, one has to wonder just how much more ignoring of the noise the good Tribune employees can take.