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L.A. Times Owner To Staff: Watch Porn At Your Desk, As Long As You're Productive

'Let me know if you find any good sites,' quips CEO

<i>L.A. Times</i> Owner To Staff: Watch Porn At Your Desk, As Long As You're Productive

LOS ANGELES - Tribune Company chairman Sam Zell told the L.A. Times staff they're free to watch porn at their desks all day as long as they're productive, according to a report in the New York Observer.

The billionaire publisher made the off-the-cuff remark about "newsroom decorum" yesterday in a morning meeting with the Times staff, emphasizing that a news organization should not block access to any website.

"Let me know if you find any good sites," he joked.

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Zell bought the Tribune Company in 2007. As the corporation's chairman and chief executive, he now controls the Times, the Chicago Tribune, New York Newsday and the Chicago Cubs.

A newsroom source told the Observer that the meeting was characterized by "a lot of laughter and a lot of clapping. A lot of good energy."






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