Ed Driscoll

Finally, They Were Able To Get Rid Of That Bugger

Jim Boyd, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s deputy editorial director, is taking a buyout and leaving the paper after 27 years. But he’s going out with quite a bang:

Avista Capital Partners, the Star Tribune’s new owner, seems driven by financial goals and not ideology, so [Boyd] expects a minimum of meddling — unlike with the paper’s previous owner. McClatchy didn’t approve of the Star Tribune’s outspoken editorials, [Boyd] said, mainly because they “hated any kind of nail sticking up” and felt the editorials were harming the company financially. So they instituted what editorial page staffers jokingly call the “codpiece”