Presumably, the Boston Globe is doomed, based on this over-the-top vote of confidence from its Manhattan overloads:

New York Times Co. vice chairman Michael Golden told Boston Globe employees Friday that the company has a duty to seek the highest bidder in a sale but hopes to leave the newspaper in responsible hands.

“We have no intention to send the New England Media Group to the slaughterhouse,” he said in one of three town-hall style meetings with employees.

The slaughterhouse? Did Paul Krugman approve such violent-sounding primitive eliminationist rhetoric from a fellow Timesman?